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Christ in Majesty (Cutting from a Gradual or Antiphonary)

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A cutting from a gradual or antiphonary (both book types contain songs for the Divine Office or Mass) with an initial [N] in gold and colors, historiated with Christ in Majesty, right hand raised in blessing, left hand holding book.


By 1913, with Ludwig Rosenthal, Munich; by 1913, sold by Ludwig Rosenthal to Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917) NOTES: [1] From 1913 until it was accessioned, this manuscript was on loan to the MFA from Dr. Denman Waldo Ross.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Medieval (Gothic), about 1350–1400

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Overall (page dimensions): 8 x 8 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink with gold on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts