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Initial D: Herod Ordering the Massacre of the Innocents; Initial V: Clerics Singing:Initial V
Initial D: Herod Ordering the Massacre of the Innocents; Initial V: Clerics Singing:Initial V
In a smaller initial V below, two clerics sing from an open book, serving as a visual reminder that hymns such as this one were intended to be sung.


Unknown
French, northeastern France, about 1300
Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment
10 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.
MS. LUDWIG IX 3, FOL. 85V