Item No: mcai650341
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Adoration of the Magi
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon for Lauds of Epiphany (Jan. 6), "Ante luciferum genitus et ante saecula Dominus Salvator noster hodie mundo apparuit" (Born before the day star and before the ages, the Lord our Savior has appeared this day to 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