Item No: mcai250263
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial H with the Nativity
This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for Christmas Day (Dec. 25), "Hodie nobis caelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est ..." (On this day the King of heaven deigned to be born for us of a Virgin). The illumination has been attributed to the anonymous Master of Missal A 47 of Perugia, so-called after a missal illuminated by him. This master was active in Siena, Rome, and in Umbria in the 1280s and 1290s.
The cutting was taken from the same manuscript as Lewis E M 25:26b.
Sirsi Catalog Key:
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin):
Image Dimensions Width:
Lewis E M 25:26A
Maestro del Messale A-47 di Perugia - Artist