Item No: mcai010221
Additional Title: Gradual
Rare Book Department
Initial S with kneeling figures receiving a vision of the Virgin and Child
Paper was made in Nackel near Posen; identified by watermark of a crowned escutcheon containing a doubled cross; Cutting can be dated to ca. 1530.
This initial begins the Introit for the Vigil of the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary (Feb. 2), "Salve sancta parens enixa puerpera regem ..." (Hail, Holy Mother, in the womb there lay a king). Lewis E M 1:19-22 and E M 42:4-9 are from the same manuscript.
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Lewis E M 1:22