Item No: mcai4301d1
Additional Title: Missal
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Initial A with King David lifting his soul to God
This initial begins the Introit for the First Sunday in Advent, "Ad te levavi animam meam ..." (I lift my soul to you). The words of the Introit are from Psalm 24:1-3. In the Middle Ages, David was believed to have composed the psalms, and he was thus often found in psalm illustration. Here, he kneels and literally lifts his soul, in the form of a nude child, toward God.
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