The Dedication or Consecration of a Church

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

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

Image Title: The Dedication or Consecration of a Church

Description: This engraving illustrates the dedication or consecration of a church. The bishop blesses the new altar by sprinkling it with holy water taken from an aspersorium (a basin used to contain holy water) using a hyssop branch as an aspergillum (instrument used for sprinkling holy water). The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, holding flowers.

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