Item Info

Item No: mcai680141
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial C with a funeral scene
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the Office of the Dead, "Credo quod redemptor meus vivit ..." (I believe that my redeemer liveth). As a series of prayers recited to help speed the soul to heaven, the Office of the Dead was usually illustrated with scenes from contemporary medieval funerary practices. In this initial, the priest sprinkles holy water on the corpse as two mourners kneel beside the bed.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1625395
Country: Country:Italy
Cardinal Point:northeastern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1460
Image Dimensions Width: 584 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 68:14

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