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Item No: mcai680021
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial L with St. Agatha of Rome speaking to St. Lucy of Syracuse as she prays
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Lucy (Dec. 13), "Lucia virgo quid a me petis quod ipsa poteris prestare continuo matri tue ..." (O virgin Lucy, why do you ask of me what you yourself can procure for your mother?). According to the legend of St. Lucy, these are the words that St. Agatha said to her when she was praying for the saint's aid in healing her mother Eutychia, who had suffered four years with a "bloody flux."
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1659787
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1350
Image Dimensions Width: 469 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 68:2

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