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Lewis E M 66:15-16 Antiphonary
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Call numberLewis E M 66:15-16
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial G with St. Eucharius, Bishop of Trier, reviving Maternus
- This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Eucharius, bishop of Trier (Dec. 8), 'Gloriosi antistitis eucherii rex eterne Christi...' (Christ the eternal king of the glorious overseer Eucharius). St. Eucharius is the first bishop of Trier. According to his legend, he converted many to Christianity when he revived his dead companion Maternus by touching him with the pastoral staff given to him by St. Peter. St. Eucharius was believed to be one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ, but he in truth lived in the third century. The crests in the upper corners are similar to those of the city of Limbourg, where this manuscript may have been produced. Lewis E M 66:15-16 are from the same manuscript.
- This image shows the reverse of a leaf with an historiated initial from an antiphonary. This side of the leaf, the true recto, contains the invitatory and antiphons for the feast of St. Eucharius, which continues on the front.
- Initial S with the Presentation in the Temple
- This initial begins the Magnificat antiphon for the feast of the Purification of the Virgin (Feb. 2), 'Senex pueru[m] portabat ...' (An aged man carried a child). The unidentifed arms in the lower border are believed to be those of an aristocrat family of Limbourg.
- This image shows the reverse of a leaf with an historiated initial from an antiphonary. This side of the leaf, the true verso, continues the liturgy for the feast of the Purification of the Virgin, which begins on the front.
Extent353 x 516 mm
- 16th century
- Historiated initial
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Lewis E M 66.15 front
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Lewis E M 66.15 reverse
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Lewis E M 66.16 front
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