Item No: mcai650671
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Sept. 14), "O magnum pietatis opus mors mortua tunc est in lingo quando mortua vita fuit" (O great work of love! Death died then when Life died on the tree).
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