Item No: mcai650231
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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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 the Circumcision (Jan. 1), "Ecce Angus Dei qui tollit peccata mundi" (Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world).
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