Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum
Sheet: 55.7 x 37.9 cm (21 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1950.391
Words written in red ink, called rubrics, indicate titles and chapter headings that are not part of a manuscript’s main text.
The large decorated initial G introduces the text, Gaudeamus omnes in Domino (Let us rejoice in the Lord). It is the beginning of the opening prayer, or introit, of the Mass for the Feast of All Saints (November 1). The figures within the initial include Christ, the Virgin Mary, and various saints.
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