The Celebration of a Provincial Council or Synod

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

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

Image Title: The Celebration of a Provincial Council or Synod

Description: This engraving illustrates the proceedings at a synod gathering. The bishop begins by leading the clergy in prayers. The image is flanked by a border containing scroll work, pelicans (symbolizing Jesus’s atonement for humanity’s sins), and snails (symbolizing the resurrection).

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