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Item No: mcai480033
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial H with the Birth of the Virgin Mary
Notes: This initial probably begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins of the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin (Sept. 8): "Hodie nata est beata Virgo Maria ex progenie David ..." (Today the Blessed Virgin Mary was born of the line of David). The illumination has been attributed to the Sienese painter Pietro di Giovanni d'Ambrogio (or Ambrosi), active in the second quarter of the fifteenth century, or a close follower of his. Although primarily a panel painter, Pietro di Giovanni is known to have worked as an illuminator as well.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1607282
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 382 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 48:3A
Creator Name: Pietro di Giovanni d'Ambrogio, or a follower - Artist

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