Initial D: Isaiah in Prayer

Object Details

Title:

Initial D: Isaiah in Prayer

Artist/Maker(s):

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place(s):

Hildesheim, Germany (Place created)

Date:

probably 1170s

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 28.2 x 18.9 cm (11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

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The bust-length image of the prophet Isaiah appears within the initial Dthat opens the Mass for the Nativity of John the Baptist. A prophecy of Isaiah inspired the text of the chant introduced by the initial, De ventris matris mee vocavit me dominus(The Lord called me from the womb of my mother).