Two Prophets, in initials S and V
Cut from a Gradual (II), in Latin.
Illuminated by Don Silvestro dei Gherarducci for Paolo Venier, abbot of San Michele à Murano
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910
The initial S (of Salus) begins the Introit to the Mass for the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, while the V (of Venite) begins the Introit for Easter Wednesday. The fragmentary texts on the backs of the cuttings were sufficient to identify the Introits.