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Item No: mcai290093
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial H with the Nativity
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for Christmas Day, "Hodie nobis caelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est ..." (On this day the King of heaven deigned to be born for us of a Virgin). Following a tradition found in Byzantine art, the Nativity takes place in a cave rather than the stable. In the Middle Ages, Italian artists were heavily influenced by their eastern neighbors, especially after the fall of Constantinople in 1204, which sent many artists fleeing to Italy.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597018
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1325
Image Dimensions Width: 167 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 29:9A

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