Pope Leo X
Painting by Raffael
Discovered by Artist Dennis Pelliccia - September 28, 2012
Do you see what I see ? Vatican Treasures / A Women's hidden face
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This is a devotional music book commissioned by Pope Leo X. And the text of the Christmas Mass, used at the altar by Alexander VI.
Both manuscripts five centuries old: written on parchment, treated animal skin.
Do You See What I See ? A Women's Face
dark lines added to show eyes closed and mouth
with a slight smile
white lines added to show eyes closed and smile
By tipping the top of your computer screen back will reveal the women's face. Or just squint your eyes.
A rare look at the Vatican Library's treasures
This is a Devotional music book commissioned by Pope Leo the Tenth
( 11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521
Chant manuscript parchment ca. 1520 ( ? )
This manuscript is one of the most beautiful and elaborately illuminated chant manuscripts of the Capella Sistina collection.
It was written for the great patron of the arts, Pope Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici) (1513-21).
The opening displayed here is sumptuously decorated in gold, indigo, ruby, and other vibrant colors, with the initial O encircling Christ and his apostles.
The lower border shows the Medici coat of arms (six balls in a three-two-one configuration) with the lion heads symbolically representing the pope, Leo X.
Pope Leo X ( 11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture
The Lion's Ear
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