Item No: mcai480201
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial S with Virgin interceding with God on behalf of a pilgrim
This initial begins the response, "Si bona suscepimus ..." (If we have received good things), which was sung during remaining Sundays in October and November. Much of late medieval devotion centered on prayers to the Virgin to intercede on one's behalf with her son Jesus Christ. Her special relationship with Christ led, in large part, the extreme popularity of the cult of the Virgin in the late Middle Ages.
The initial was illuminated by the Italian painter Neri da Rimini, whom documents show to have been active in Rimini and Bologna in the early fourteenth century.
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Lewis E M 48:18-20
Neri da Rimini - Artist