Free Library of Philadelphia


This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1470.

The Man of Sorrows supported by angels

This miniature by the Sienese artist Liberale da Verona (1445-1527/29) begins the Office of the Cross. The beautiful white vine scroll decoration in the border on the facing page is a common type of decoration found in Italian Renaissance manuscripts from the fifteenth century.

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