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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.

Image ID: 1261820

Historiated initial of Christ in Majesty; border includes a cat licking its bottom, a beetle, a moth, a stork and a rabb...  [Opening of text. Large illuminated initial (Christ in Majes...] (ca. 1425-1450)

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Image 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.

Alternate 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.

Item/Page/Plate

: f. 7

Source

: Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600. / Missal

Source Description

: ff. 1-212v 322 x 243

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Manuscripts and Archives Division

Catalog Call Number

: MA 112

Digital ID

: 1261820

Record ID

: 249853

Digital Item Published

: 6-9-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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