Item Info

Item No: mcai680121
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial A with the Old Testament prophet Daniel
Notes: This cutting can be dated to before 1445.
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the first Sunday in Advent, "Aspiciebam in visu noctis ..." (I beheld in the vision of the night). The source of the antiphon is Daniel 7:13, in which the prophet foretells the coming of the Son of Man.

The initial has been attributed to the Venetian illuminator Cristoforo Cortese, active from ca. 1399 to before 1445, when a document refers to him as already dead. Several other leaves in the Free Library have also been attributed to Cortese.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1625393
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 525 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 68:12
Creator Name: Christoforo Cortese, attributed to - Artist

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