Choir book

Item Info

Item No: mcai290181
Additional Title: Choir book
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Nativity
Notes: This miniature likely once marked the beginning of a chant sung during Christmas Day. 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: 1597028
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 95 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 29:18

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