Item No: mcai650601
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin (Sept. 8), "Hodie nata est beata virgo maria ex progenie david" (Today the Blessed Virgin Mary was born of the line of David).
Lewis E M 65:1-78 were once thought to have come from a single manuscript associated with the Cistercian monastery at Zwettl in Austria. It has been determined, however, that the leaves are from a number of separate manuscripts and were likely produced by a team of scribes and artists at the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery at Melk.
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Lewis E M 65:1-78