Item No: mcai650211
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins first antiphon for Lauds of the feast of St. John the Evangelist (Dec. 27), "Valde honorandus est beatus Iohannes qui suprapectus Domini in cena recubuit" (Very honorable is the blessed John, for during supper he reclined on the breast of the Lord).
Lewis E M 65:1-78 were once thought to have come from a single manuscript associated with the Cistercian monastery at Zwettl in Austria. It has been determined, however, that the leaves are from a number of separate manuscripts and were likely produced by a team of scribes and artists at the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery at Melk.
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Lewis E M 65:1-78