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

Description: This engraving illustrates the consecration of a new bishop. With a lit candle in his hand, the bishop-elect kneels before the presiding bishop. Assistant priests stand in the background, carrying the loaves of bread and kegs of wine that will be used during the Mass that concludes the consecration. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti.

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