Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 29:9A Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 29:9A
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial H with the Nativity
- This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for Christmas Day, 'Hodie nobis caelorum rex de virgine nasci dignatus est ...' (On this day the King of heaven deigned to be born for us of a Virgin). Following a tradition found in Byzantine art, the Nativity takes place in a cave rather than the stable. In the Middle Ages, Italian artists were heavily influenced by their eastern neighbors, especially after the fall of Constantinople in 1204, which sent many artists fleeing to Italy.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an historiated initial from an antiphonary.
Extent140 x 167 mm
- 14th century
- Historiated initial
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