Item No: mcai670131
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial F with Saints Cornelius, Peter, and Augustine
These cuttings can be dated to ca. 1510-1520.
This initial begins the Common of one or several Apostles or Evangelists at Eastertide, "Filie iherusalem venite et videte martirem cum corona qua coronavit eum dominus ..." (Daughters of Jereusalem, come and see the martyr with the crown with which the Lord has crowned him). Lewis E M 67:13-15 are from the same manuscript, which was made for a monastic house of the Order of the Holy Cross. The marginal decoration of the leaf shown here includes an image of St. Helena, the legendary founder of the Order of Holy Cross, holding the True Cross. The prominence of Cornelius on this page may further suggest that the manuscript was made for a house of the order in the town of Roermond, of which Cornelius was the patron saint.
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Lewis E M 67:13-16
Johannes van Deventer ? - Artist