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Item No: mcai740041
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 74:4
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial D with God blessing David and another figure among his sheep
Notes: These leaves can be dated to ca. 1270-80.
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the second Sunday after Pentecost, "Deus omnium exauditor est ipse misit angelum suum ..." (God who hears all things, sent his angel). This response is from Psalm 151, an apocryphal psalm ascribed to David. The psalm and this response describe how God took David away from his flock to anoint him. The initial thus seems to be a literal interpretation of the following words, although it is unclear who the female figure is.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1654625
Country: Country:Italy
City/Town/Township:Florence ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 541 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 74:4-7

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