A Synod Gathering

Book Title: Sacrarvm caeremoniarvm sive Ritvvm ecclesiasticorvm S. Rom. ecclesiae. : libri tres

Author: Patrizi Piccolomini, Agostino, ca. 1435-1496

Image Title: A Synod Gathering

Description: This engraving illustrates the proceedings at a synod gathering of the Roman Church. The bishop sits among the priests, as the archdeacon stands in a pulpit and reads the profession of faith. All who are present also make a profession of faith. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, standing over eagles and holding snakes.

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