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Advent 2007: Gradual (Initial P with the Nativity)

Unknown Italian illuminator
Gradual (Initial P with the Nativity), circa 1400 – 1415
Ink and gold leaf on parchment
Gradual (Initial P with the Nativity)
Free Library of Philadelphia

Direct from Pennsylvania comes an illuminated manuscript page with an appropriate text for today: Puer natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis. Or as King James put it, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given." Merry Christmas!

Previous Advent posts:
2003: Southwell, "A Child My Choice"
2004: Webster, The Nativity
2005: Merry Christmas
2006: Blake, "A Cradle Song"

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Tags: advent: 2007, art: illuminated manuscript
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