Item No: mcai650431
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial D with St. Martin
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of St. Martin (Nov. 11), "Dixerunt discipuli ad beatum martinum cur nos pater deseris" (His disciples said to the blessed Martin, "Father, why are you leaving us?").
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