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Item No: mcai740071
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 74:7
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial L with the Martyrdom of St. Laurence of Rome
Notes: These leaves can be dated to ca. 1270-80.
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Lawrence of Rome (Aug. 10), "Levita laurentius bonum opus operatus est ...;" (The Levite Laurence has wrought good work). St. Laurence was martyred in 258 during the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Valerian. According to his legend he was tied to a gridiron and placed over a fire to slowly burn to death.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1654625
Country: Country:Italy
City/Town/Township:Florence ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1299
Image Dimensions Width: 550 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 74:4-7

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