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Bifolio from a Gradual:  Initial (G) with Christ, the Virgin, and Apostles and Initial (O) (recto)

Bifolio from a Gradual: Initial (G) with Christ, the Virgin, and Apostles and Initial (O) (recto)

c. 1300
Sheet: 55.7 x 37.9 cm (21 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

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Words written in red ink, called rubrics, indicate titles and chapter headings that are not part of a manuscript’s main text.

Description

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.
  • -1950
    Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1950-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Oh
  • Bollati, Milvia, and Miklós Boskovits. Dizionario biografico dei miniatori italiani: secoli IX-XVI. Milano: Sylvestre Bonnard, 2004. p. 536
    Freuler, Gaudenz. Ancora Sulla Miniatura sense dei secoli XIII-XV. Arte Cristiana XCVII (2009). p. 282
    Medica, Massimo, and Federica Toniolo. Le miniature della Fondazione Giorgio Cini: pagine, ritagli, manoscritti. 2016. p. 278
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