AntiphonaryMedieval Manuscripts Medieval Manuscript Fragments
Folio Number: front 65:4
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial A with the Presentation in the Temple
Notes: These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of the Purification of the Virgin (Feb. 2), "Adorna thalamum tuum Sion et suscipe regem Christum ..." (Adorn your bridal chamber, Sion, and receive Christ the King).
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
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 511 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 65:1-78