Medieval Manuscripts

Item Info

Item No: mca2230011
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: 1r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial R with the Nativity
Notes: This initial begins the antiphon for the vigil of Christmas (Christmas Eve).

The similarities in the style of the flourished and pen work initials of Lewis E 221, 222, 223, 226, 229, and 233 suggest they all were made in the same scriptorium, which, according to the colophon at the end of Lewis 221 and 222, was in the monastery of Belém in Portugal.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1598526
Country: Country:Portugal

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1560
Image Dimensions Width: 510 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 223