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Zoomorphic initial (bird).

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Zoomorphic initial (bird).

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Liturgy of the Presanctified.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1590 - 1625
Place: [Wallachia? Romania?]
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 127
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
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2a51fb0-c5cc-012f-b0a5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1590: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Zoomorphic initial (bird)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1590 - 1625. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa4fef-d17a-4817-e040-e00a1806489f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Zoomorphic initial (bird)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa4fef-d17a-4817-e040-e00a1806489f

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1590 - 1625). Zoomorphic initial (bird). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa4fef-d17a-4817-e040-e00a1806489f

Wikipedia Citation

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Zoomorphic initial (bird).