Item No: mcai680121
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial A with the Old Testament prophet Daniel
This cutting can be dated to before 1445.
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.
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Lewis E M 68:12
Christoforo Cortese, attributed to - Artist