Gradual (Initial P with the Nativity), circa 1400 – 1415
Ink and gold leaf on parchment
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"