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Praeparatio ad missam pontificalem
Italy, Ferrara, ca. 1485
MS M.279 fol. 33v
Scene, Liturgical: Procession -- Two clerics, one tonsured, both wearing deacons’ vestments, and bishop wearing miter, wearing gloves and cope with morse, with joined hands raised, follow acolyte, tonsured, carrying processional cross with both hands, looking back over right shoulder at the others. Procession is behind arcade of three arches. All is enclosed in initial D decorated with floreate ornament. In lower margin, putto is seated on leaf, looking down toward, and indicating with left hand, text in open book held with right hand (reading).
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