Item Info

Item No: mcai450081
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 45:8
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial D with the Martyrdom of St. Lucy of Syracuse
Notes: This cutting can be dated to ca. 1360-1370.
Notes: This initial may begin a variation on the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Lucy (Dec. 13), " Dilexisti iustitiam et odisti iniquitatem ..." (Thou hast loved justice, and halted iniquity). This, chant, however, is more commonly used as the Introit for the Mass of St. Lucy. St. Lucy, an early Christian virgin martyr, was stabbed to death under the orders of the Roman magistrate Paschasius for her refusal to denounce her faith.

An artist active within the circle of Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna (fl. ca. 1353- 1401), the most famous and prolific Bolognese illuminator working in the second half of the fourteenth century, illuminated Lewis E M 45:6-10.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1602051
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1375
Image Dimensions Width: 298 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 45:6-10
Creator Name: Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna, workshop - Artist