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Title: Antiphonary


Initial N with the Nativity of the Virgin

This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin (Sept. 8), "Nativitas tua dei genitrix virgo gaudium annunciauit universo mundo ..." (Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world).

This cutting can be dated to ca. 1325.

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