CLOVIO, Giulio
(b. 1498, Grizane, d. 1578, Roma)

The Farnese Hours

Manuscript (M. 69), 172 x 108 mm (each page)
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

The double page (folios 72v and 73r) depicts a Corpus Christi procession making its way to the Old St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. High clergy, ministrants and members of the Swiss Guard accompany the Pope, who is carried in his sedan chair and holding a monstrance. Towards the top of the picture the clouds open up to reveal a vision of the saints.