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Monogram with a lion breathing on two cubs
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Monogram with a lion breathing on two cubs

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Description This historiated monogram is a contraction for the word "Deus" and was painted by an artist called Gottschalk of Lambach.
  • Animal Tales. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2019.
Provenance Benedictine abbey of Melk or Seitenstetten [patron saints of Melk - Peter and Paul, and Cholomannus (fol. 212r), liturgy for use in Melk diocese] [made for the abbey]; [textual additions and corrections in 13th-15th century hands]; [rear pastedown is 15th-century breviary folio]; Seitenstetten Stiftsbibliothek, 1913 [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [Ms. 127, described in 1913 Swarzenski publication]; Jacques Rosenthal [bookplate on inside of upper binding] [cat. 90, 1928 no. 167]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 12th-early 13th century (Medieval)
ink and pigments on cream-colored parchment of medium thickness
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 10 7/16 x W: 6 11/16 in. (26.5 x 17 cm)
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Not On View


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