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Bifolium from an Antiphonary: Initial M with Saint Dominic Preaching

Bifolium from an Antiphonary: Initial M with Saint Dominic Preaching

c. 1320–40
Location: not on view

Description

The representation of Saint Dominic (1170–1221), founder of the Dominican Order of Preachers, in this initial suggests that this double page was at one time part of a manuscript made for a Dominican convent. Saint Dominic traveled much, preaching throughout Europe, and was particularly venerated in Bologna, the city in which he died and was buried. The illuminator of this initial is named after a volume he decorated of Seneca’s works (now in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris). His workshop specialized in large-scale manuscripts destined for wealthy religious institutions in the region of Emilia, for which Bologna was the artistic and intellectual center.
  • Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy. Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN (organizer) (October 31, 2014-January 25, 2015).
    Frist Center fro Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (10/31/2014 - 1/25/2015): "Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy" , cat. no. 18, p. 130.
    The Glory of the Painted Page: Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 6, 2010-April 17, 2011).
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