Item Info

Item No: mcai700131
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 70:13
Source: Rare Book Department

This item appeared in the exhibition "Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions" in the Rare Book Department, August 2015-January 2016.

This is the label from that exhibition:

This initial begins "In principio fecit deus celam et terram..." (“In the beginning God created heaven and earth”) and depicts God directing the formation of the earth and the surrounding spheres.

Notes: Initial I with the First Day of Creation
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for Septuagesima Sunday, "In principio fecit deus celam et terram ..." (In the beginning God created heaven and earth). It shows God as the "mover of the spheres." He directs with his rod the formation of the earth with seven spheres around it. According to medieval astrology, the earth was surrounded by a number of spheres, including the stars, planets, and ether, all leading up to heaven. Lewis E M 70:12-16 are from the same manuscript.
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 577 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 70:12-16