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Item No: mcai650171
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 65:17
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial L with St. Stephen
Notes: These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
Notes: This initial begins the first antiphon at Lauds for the feast of St. Stephen (Dec. 26), "Lapidaverunt stephanum et ipse invocabat dominu[m]." (They stoned Stephen and he called upon the Lord.) On the scroll in the image: "Ecce video celos apertos et i[esum]" (Behold I see the heavens open and Jesus).

Lewis E M 65:1-78 were once thought to have come from a single manuscript associated with the Cistercian monastery at Zwettl in Austria. It has been determined, however, that the leaves are from a number of separate manuscripts and were likely produced by a team of scribes and artists at the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery at Melk.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1608452
Country: Country:Austria

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 514 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 65:1-78

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