Item No: mcai650531
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial S with St. Michael
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of St. Michael (Sept. 29), "Stetit angelus iuxta aram temple habens thuribulum aureum in manu sua" (An Angel stood before the altar of the temple, having a golden censer in his hand).
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