Item No: mcai650491
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial A with the Assumption of the Virgin
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin (Aug. 15), "Assumpta est maria in celum gaudent angeli laudantes benedicunt dominum" (Mary has been taken up into heaven. The Angels are rejoicing, praising they bless 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