Item No: mcai690181
Additional Title: Gradual
Rare Book Department
Initial H with a King, possibly David
This cutting can be dated to before 1496.
This initial begins the Introit for the Vigil of the feast of the Nativity (Christmas Eve), "Hodie scientis quia veniet dominus ..." (Today you shall know that the Lord will come). The inscription on the king's scroll reads: "Conceptio tua dei genitrix virgo gaudium annuntiavit universo mundo" (Your Conception, Virgin Mother of God, has announced joy to the entire world).
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Lewis E M 69:18
Bernardino di Michele Cignoni - Artist