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Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabbit, as well as a lion whose design originates in engraved playing cards.

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Title
Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabbit, as well as a lion whose design originates in engraved playing cards.
Additional title: Opening of text. Large illuminated initial (Christ in Majesty), smaller initials in various colors and in red and blue. Rubrics and placemarkers. Border decoration including animals and insects.
Collection

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Missal

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1440 - 1460
Place: Regensburg?
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 112
Topics
Jesus Christ
Genres
Religious books
Manuscripts
Notes
Ownership: Owned (16th c.) by the "Conventus Ratisbonensis Carmelitarum Discalceatorum" (f.1). Joseph Barrois collection; sold 1849 to Earl of Ashburnham; his sale to Maggs, 1901. Given by Mrs. F. F. Thompson, 1923.
Content: 1 large miniature of crucifixion; many illuminated initials; border decoration include animal figures.
Content: Large initials (5-line, 7-line etc.) in many colors -- green, blue, orange, gold -- on elaborate multi-colored fields. Designs extend into border. Rubrics, 1-, 2- and 3-line red and blue initials with opposing color penwork, daubs of red as placemarkers.
Content: Parchment
Content: 29 long lines (32 in calendar), ruled in pen, catchwords visible.
Content: De Ricci, 1333. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Library dossier.
Content: Foliation ends with f. 13; some photos are from center of book, and no foliation is given.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Latin
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71c9ac00-c5cc-012f-c536-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1440: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabbit, as well as a lion whose design originates in engraved playing cards." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1440 - 1460. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e7c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabbit, as well as a lion whose design originates in engraved playing cards." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 19, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e7c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1440 - 1460). Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabbit, as well as a lion whose design originates in engraved playing cards. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e7c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabbit, as well as a lion whose design originates in engraved playing cards.