Item No: mcai650611
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 St. Michael (Sept. 29), "Factum est silentium in cello dum committeret bellum draco cum michele archangelo" (There was silence in heaven while the dragon fought with the Archangel Michael).
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