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Leaf from a Missal with Two Historiated Initials: Initial P[er omnia saecula saeculorum] (A Priest Celebrates Mass) and Initial V[ere dignum et iustum est] (Ecclesia and Synagogue)

Leaf from a Missal with Two Historiated Initials: Initial P[er omnia saecula saeculorum] (A Priest Celebrates Mass) and Initial V[ere dignum et iustum est] (Ecclesia and Synagogue)

c. 1300

Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum

Sheet: 28.5 x 20 cm (11 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Freudenheim in memory of Otto Ege 1982.141

Description

This leaf and others are known to survive from a magnificent missal made for the use of Beauvais Cathedral. The two large decorated initials illustrate the preface to the Canon of the Mass.

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