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Item No: mcai660121
Additional Title: Gradual
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial R with the Resurrection and in the border, the prophet Sophonias holding a scroll, Jonah and the Whale, and Samson with the Gates of Gaza
Notes: This initial begins the Introit for Easter Sunday, "Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum ..." (I have risen and am still with thee). The figures in the borders relate to the Resurrection. On the left, the Old Testament prophet Sophonias holds a scroll inscribed in part, "In die resurrectionis meae congregabo gentes ..." (On the day of my Resurrection I will assemble the Gentiles. The figures of Jonah and the Whale and Samson with the Gates of Gaza are typological references to the Resurrection, meaning they are scenes from the Old Testament that prefigure the Resurrection).
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1648609
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 497 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 66:12

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