Item No: mcai720141
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial H with the Birth of the Virgin Mary
This cutting can be dated to ca. 1325.
This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin (Sept. 8), "Hodie nata est beata Virgo Maria ex progenie davit (sic) ?" (Today the Blessed Virgin Mary was born of the line of David).
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Lewis E M 72:13-14