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Border and Elevation of the Host from BL Add 35254I

Border and Elevation of the Host from BL Add 35254I

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Historiated full-page border with the text excised, of the arms (flanked by two hybrid creatures) of Cardinal Giulio de' Medici, the Medici device of a diamond ring with three feathers and motto 'Semper', a half-length figure of Peter in a roundel, a cameo of the Flagellation of Christ, flowers, strawberries, birds, pearls, snail shells, and medallions inscribed in capital letters 'Christus Deus Omniptens' and 'Deus in nomine tuo salvus me fac' on a gold-flecked black background. Historiated initial 'T' of the Elevation of the Host before an altar table with an image of Anthony Abbot, introducing the ~Te igitur~ of the Canon of the Mass. A cartouche inscribed 'Julius de Medicis, Cardin. Electus Sum. Pontif. (Clemens VII.) Anno Dom. MDXXIII'. Image taken from Cuttings from a Missal of Cardinal Giulio de' Medici. Written in Latin.

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1300 - 1500
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Source

British Library
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