Item No: mcai680081
Additional Title: Choir books
Rare Book Department
Initial U with the Annunciation
Inscription on lower margin of E M 68:7b reads "m.ccc.xiiij. fater bonfantinus antiquior de bononia hunc librum fecit."
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.
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Lewis E M 68:7-9
Neri da Rimini - Artist
Bonfantino di Bologna - Scribe