Item No: mcai650511
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial A with the Virgin of the Annunciation
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of the Annunciation (March 25), "Misses est gabriel angelus ad marian virginem desponsatam josep" (The Angel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary bethrothed to Joseph).
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