Item No: mcai650261
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Rare Book Department
Initial O with the Virgin and Child
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of the Circumcision (Jan. 1), "O admirabile commercium creator generis humani animatum corpus sumens de vigine nasci dignatus est ?" (O wondrous commerce, the creator of humanity having assumed a living body, deigned to be born of a virgin ?).
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