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Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials.

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Collection

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
Birds
Jesus Christ
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: a3a60f70-c5cc-012f-4f8a-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 (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1590 - 1625. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa7f2f-2435-77e5-e040-e00a18064917

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa7f2f-2435-77e5-e040-e00a18064917

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1590 - 1625). Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/62aa7f2f-2435-77e5-e040-e00a18064917

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Anthropomorphic (portrait of Christ) and zoomorphic (bird, snake) initials.