Item No: mcai420171
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial N with the Nativity of the Virgin
This cutting can be dated to ca. 1325.
This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin (Sept. 8), "Nativitas tua dei genitrix virgo gaudium annunciauit universo mundo ..." (Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world).
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Lewis E M 42:17