Item No: mcai010153
Additional Title: Gradual
Rare Book Department
Initial P with the Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds and St. Helena holding the True Cross
The theme of the initial, the Nativity with the Annunciation to the Shepherds, and the letter P indicate that this initial may have originally belonged in a gradual where it began the Introit for the Third Mass for Christmas Day, "Puer natus est nobis ..." (For our sake a child is born).
This cutting can be dated to ca. 1480.
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Lewis E M 1:15A