Initium Sancti Evangelii Secundum Ioannem (Gospel of St. John)

Anonymous, Italian, 17th century Italian

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Single plate with the opening sequence of the Gospel according to St. John. The page is characterized by a decorated initial "I" and a modestly decorated border. The page has been left blank on the verso, which means it likely did not derive from a book. It may have functioned as a writing sample or, alternatively, it have been meant for wall mounting. In this case, the verso of the sheet was used for various calculations.

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