Arma Christi prayer roll.
- Arma Christi prayer roll.
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1500]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript roll, on parchment, in a single hand, illuminated, containing the "Arma Christi" poem and other prayers, in Dutch, including prayers ascribed to Popes Sixtus IV and Alexander VI. The prayers are preceded by a rubric instructing readers to kneel as they recite the prayers in order to obtain an indulgence.
Binding: section of leather sewn to top of scroll. Accompanied by seventeenth-century? fabric case with fabric and metal appliqués.
Decoration: Rubricated. Initials in red or blue. Large miniature at head of roll containing a bust of Christ wearing a crown of thorns, displaying his stigmata, and surrounded by the "arma Christi" (also known as the Instruments of the Passion). On a blue ground in gold frame. One large decorated initial immediately below miniature. Text accompanied by decorated borders on both sides.
Layout: single column of text.
Purchased from Richard Linenthal (Sotheby's London sale, 2014 July 8, lot 48) on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014.
- 1 roll : parchment ; 940 x 172 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 1187
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
Manuscripts, Medieval--Netherlands--15th century
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
- Netherlands--Religious life and customs--Early works to 1800
- Subject (Name)
Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503
Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions--Dutch
Jesus Christ--Passion--Prayers and devotions
Jesus Christ--Passion--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800
Sixtus IV, Pope, 1414-1484
- Subject (Topic)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Indulgences--Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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