Item No: mcai650091
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 feast of St. Benedict (March 21), "Florem mundi periturum despexit tam quam aridum" (He despised the flower of the world as perishable and dry).
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