Consecration of a Bishop

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

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

Image Title: Consecration of a Bishop

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Description: This engraving illustrates the consecration of a new bishop. The bishop elect lies prostrate on the floor before the altar, while the chief consecrating bishop and his attendants kneel and recite a litany. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, standing over eagles and holding snakes.

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