The scene in the initial D represents the Nativity of Christ. The depiction is clearly rooted in the Sienese tradition and echoes the invention by the Lorenzetti that must have enjoyed great popularity in Siena. The text of this page is the introit to the Midnight Mass for Christmas.
|Gradual 1 for San Michele a Murano (Folio 32)|
Tempera and gold on parchment, 580 x 400 mm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London