Item No: mcai650381
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial M with Mary Magdalene
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of Mary Magdalene (July 22), "Maria Magdalene at altera Maria ibant diluculo ad monumentum" (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went at dawn to the tomb).
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