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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, Siena, 15th century
Title
Antiphonary: Initial, angel
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Work Type
Manuscript
Date
c. 1470-1480
Material
ink, tempera, and gold on parchment
Measurements
Codex: 55.9 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm (22 x 17 x 4 in.)
Description
The initial A with the resurrected Christ, shown here, was painted by an immediate follower of Girolamo da Cremona, who was likely working in Siena using the master's designs. Girolamo was intermittently active until 1474 in Siena, where he decorated choir books for the cathedral in collaboration with other North Italian illuminators. Antiphonaries like this one were usually made in several volumes for use by a clerical congregation. They were applied to the singing of the Daily Office, the cycle of daily devotions throughout the year. The chant introduced by this initial reads: Angelus Domini descendit de celo... (An angel of the Lord descended...). It is the First Matins Response for Easter.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Manuscript Illuminations
Department: Medieval Art
Provenance: Rev. Dr. Nevin, Rome
Right Rev. Wm. A. Leonard
Rev. Dr. Nevin, Rome; Right Rev. Wm. A. Leonard (1899)
Gift of the Right Reverend William A. Leonard
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1930.661.21.b_full.tif
SSID
24585701

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