Item No: mcai650721
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
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. Agnes (Jan. 21), "Diem festum sacratissime virginis celebremus qualiter passa sit beata Agnes ad memoriam revocemus" (Let us celebrate the feast of a most saintly virgin, calling to mind how blessed Agnes suffered).
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