Item No: mcai700161
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial I with Christ's entry into Jerusalem
This initial begins the invitatory at Matins for Palm Sunday, "Ipsi uero non cognoverunt uias meas ..." (These men have not known my ways). Usually, scenes of Christ's entry into Jerusalem are peopled with apostles and citizens of the city waving palms to honor Christ. This example, however, shows Christ alone on the ass. Like Lewis E M 70:15, the minimalization of the scene may have been intended to emphasize Christ's spiritual solitude as he went through his Passion.
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Lewis E M 70:12-16