Item No: mcai650081
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the third Sunday in Lent, "Dum Josep fratres suos quereret in sichimis illi invidia perculsi de morte eius cogitaverunt" (While Joseph was looking for his brothers in Sychem, they, corrupted by envy, decided to kill him).
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