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Additional 21412, ff. 81-94* ff. 89a-q Doctors of the Church and Scenes from the Life of Christ
Doctors of the Church and Scenes from the Life of Christ
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Description: A montage (now dismembered) of a full-page historiated border, with the text removed, of floral motifs, trompe l'oeil fruit, and medallions containing figures in gold monochrome of the four Doctors of the Church (clockwise from top) Gregory the Great, Augustine, Ambrose and Jerome (f. 89a; 325 x 240 mm) and a section of border (f. 89b; 10 x 25 mm); an historiated initial 'P' of Christ Disputing with the Doctors in gold monochrome, a winged putto and banner inscribed 'Apparvit / gratia dei / salvatoris / nostri / omnibus / homi / nibus' from Titus 2:11 (f. 89c; 80 x 80 mm); a historiated initial 'T' of the Ascension in gold monochrome and a banner inscribed 'Euntes in / mundum uni / versum predi / cate evange / lium omni / creature' from Mark 16:15 (f. 89e; 80 x 80 mm); an historiated initial 'T' of the Holy Women at the Tomb in gold monochrome and a banner inscribed 'Non est hic / surrexit / enim si / cut dixit' from Matthew 28:6 (f. 89j; 85 x 85 mm); a historiated initial 'N' of the Supper at Emmaus in gold monochrome and a banner inscribed 'Pax / vobis ego / sum / no / lite time / re ' from Luke 24:36 (f. 89l; 85 x 85 mm); a historiated initial 'T' of the ?Last Judgment in gold monochrome and a banner inscribed 'Ascendit / ad celeos sedet / ad dextram dei /patris omnipotent / is' (f. 89o; 95 x 80 mm); a historiated faceted initial 'T' held by a putto and entwined with a scroll inscribed 'Memento / nostri / Domine / in bene / placito / populi / tui' from Matthew 28:6 (f. 89q; 95 x 90mm); and 9 strips of gold parchment (ff. 89d, f-i, k, m, n and p). On the reverse of the border and initials are lines of partial text ‘E…’ (f. 89a verso); '…cut erat in /… et n[u]nc et se/...cula seculo /e[n]. Iteru[m] re' (f. 89c verso); '…ferimus pro / sancta catho /…acificare: cu /…nare: et regi' (f. 89j verso); '…erat in prin / e et semper: / eculoru[m]. Am /…epetit[ur] introi' (f. 89l verso ); '…ius pro ec / …catholica q / …ustodire ad /…ere digner /…erraru[m] una (f. 89o verso); and '…i offerimus /… tua sancta /…m pacificar /…dunare, et i/…is toto orb' (f. 89q verso). 
Origin: Italy, Central (Rome) 


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