Item No: mcai650171
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial L with St. Stephen
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
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.
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Lewis E M 65:1-78