Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 68:14 Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 68:14
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial C with a funeral scene
- This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the Office of the Dead, 'Credo quod redemptor meus vivit ...' (I believe that my redeemer liveth). As a series of prayers recited to help speed the soul to heaven, the Office of the Dead was usually illustrated with scenes from contemporary medieval funerary practices. In this initial, the priest sprinkles holy water on the corpse as two mourners kneel beside the bed.
- This side of the leaf, the true recto, contains the last antiphon, before the first response, of the first nocturn of Matins for the Office of the Dead.
Extent410 x 584 mm
- 15th century
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