Item No: mcai650271
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 Good Friday, "Omnes amici mei dereliquerunt me et prevaluerunt insidiantes mihi tradidit me quem diligebam" (All my friends have forsaken me and those who lay in ambush for me have prevailed against me).
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