Item No: mcai420111
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Although the text accompanying this historiated initial has been cut away, the iconography suggests that it may begin the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of the Epiphay (Jan. 6), "Hodie in Iordane baptizato domino aperti sunt caeli et sicut columba super eum spiritus mansit" (Today, when the Lord was baptized in the Jordan, the heavens were opened and the Spirit hovered over him like a dove).
Initial H with the Baptism of Christ
This cutting can be dated to ca. 1350 .
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Lewis E M 42:11