Item No: mcai740041
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial D with God blessing David and another figure among his sheep
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1270-80.
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.
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Lewis E M 74:4-7