Leaf from the Giltlingen Missal (Mass service book), about 1485-9. Museum no. 274.2

Leaf from the Giltlingen Missal (Mass service book), about 1485-9. Museum no. 274.2

Leaf from the Giltlingen Missal (Mass service book)
Augsburge, Germany
About 1485-9
Museum no. 274.2

Illuminated manuscripts produced entirely by hand continued to be made after the invention of printing as can be seen by this example of a page from a late 15th century Missal (the service book of the Mass) made for Johannes von Giltlingen, Abbot of the monastery of Saints Afra and Ulrich, Augsburg, Germany, 1482-1496. The scene in the large initial (called the historiated initial) shows the Adoration of the Magi. In the lower margin are scenes showing the Baptism of Christ and the wedding at Cana.

 

This print can be found in Print Room Box 11.