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Anthropomorphic (angel) and zoomorphic (snake) initial

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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Liturgy of the Presanctified.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1590 - 1625
Place Term: [Wallachia? Romania?]
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 127
Topics
Snakes
Notes
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Content : Script: Liturgical minuscule

Content : Seven elaborately ornamented initials in the Wallachian style; ornamenal motifs include vegetation, birds, snakes, rabits, praying human figures, angels, Christ (f. 4v).

Ownership : Charles F. Gunther of Chicago; sale by American Art Association 1925; library of Wilberforce Eames of Brooklyn, NY; bequeathed by Eames to NYPL in 1940.

Citation/reference: Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann, Catalogue of Greek Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Collections of the United States of America. Part II: The New York Public Library, Manuscripta 50.1 (2006) 21-76, here 47-49.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPW89-A695
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: a24cb3b0-c5cc-012f-4cc4-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1590: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Anthropomorphic (angel) and zoomorphic (snake) initial" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1590 - 1625. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa4fef-d179-4817-e040-e00a1806489f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Anthropomorphic (angel) and zoomorphic (snake) initial" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa4fef-d179-4817-e040-e00a1806489f

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1590 - 1625). Anthropomorphic (angel) and zoomorphic (snake) initial Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa4fef-d179-4817-e040-e00a1806489f

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Anthropomorphic (angel) and zoomorphic (snake) initial