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Item No: mcai690061
Additional Title: Gradual
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 69:6
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial A with two devotees adoring the Virgin and Child
Notes: This initial marks the beginning of the Introit for the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (Sept. 8), "Salve sancta parens enixa puerpera regem ..." (Hail, Holy Mother, in thy womb there lay a King). A mistake was made at some point in the design of the manuscript because the illuminated initial is inexplicably different from the first letter of the Introit. It was illuminated by the First Master of the Choir books of the Cathedral of Siena, an anonymous artist active in Siena in the last quarter of the thirteenth century.

Lewis E M 69:6-8 are from the same manuscript. Lewis E M 69:8 was, however, illuminated by another artist.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1659688
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 439 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 69:6-8
Creator Name: First Master of the Choir books of the Cathedral of Siena - Artist

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