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Item No: mcai460035
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front b
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial L with the Martyrdom of St. Laurence of Rome
Notes: These cuttings can be dated to ca. 1260s-1270s.
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Laurence of Rome (Aug. 10): "Levita Laurentius bonam opus operatus est ..." (The deacon Lawrence performed a pious act). According to his legend, the third-century saint was martyred under the persecution of Roman Emperor Valerian who ordered him to be burned alive on a gridiron.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1602943
Country: Country:Italy
City/Town/Township:Florence ?
Cardinal Point:central

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 71 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 46:3a-c

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