Choir books

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Item No: mcai680081
Additional Title: Choir books
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 68:8
Original Year/Month/Day: 1314
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial U with the Annunciation
Notes: Inscription on lower margin of E M 68:7b reads "m.ccc.xiiij. fater bonfantinus antiquior de bononia hunc librum fecit."
Notes: This initial begins the Introit for the feast of the Annunciation (March 25), "Vultum tuum deprecabuntur omnes divites plebis ..." (All the rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance). The initial was illuminated by Neri da Rimini, a Riminese illuminator whose activity can be documented from 1300 to 1338. This leaf can be dated more precisely to 1314 based on an inscription on Lewis E M 68:7b, a leaf from a related manuscript, in which the scribe Bonfantino of Bologna signed and dated his work.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1659798
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1315
Image Dimensions Width: 582 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 68:7-9
Creator Name: Neri da Rimini - Artist
Bonfantino di Bologna - Scribe

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