Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Manuscript cutting - Historiated initial showing God the Father holding the dead body of Christ
  • Historiated initial showing God the Father holding the dead body of Christ
  • Enlarge image

Historiated initial showing God the Father holding the dead body of Christ

  • Object:

    Manuscript cutting

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)
    Paris (probably, made)

  • Date:

    early 16th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.317-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 194, box 2

Physical description

Historiated initial C showing God the Father holding the dead body of Christ, an iconography also known as Gnadenstuhl or Mercy Seat.

Place of Origin

France (made)
Paris (probably, made)

Date

early 16th century (made)

Dimensions

Height: 101.6 mm, Width: 92.075 mm

Object history note

Purchased from Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, on 10 April 1923 together with other cuttings (as Flemish, late 15th century). Information from Departmental Circulation Register 1923.
Cuttings from the same manuscript in the V&A collection: CIRC.312-1923, CIRC.313-1923, CIRC.314-1923, CIRC.317-1923.

Descriptive line

Historiated initial C showing God the Father holding the dead body of Christ (Gnadenstuhl or Mercy Seat), France (Paris?), early 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1923

Materials

Gold; Pigments; Ink; Parchment

Techniques

Illumination

Categories

Manuscript cutting; Religion; Manuscripts; Christianity

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.