Purchased from Richard Linenthal (Sotheby's London sale, 2014 July 8, lot 48) on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014. In Dutch. Layout: single column of text. Script: gothic. 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. Binding: section of leather sewn to top of scroll. Accompanied by seventeenth-century? fabric case with fabric and metal appliqués.
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.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Indulgences--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Netherlands--Religious life and customs--Early works to 1800
Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503 Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions--Dutch Jesus Christ--Passion--Art Jesus Christ--Passion--Prayers and devotions Jesus Christ--Passion--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800 Sixtus IV, Pope, 1414-1484
Drawings--Netherlands--15th century Manuscripts, Medieval--Netherlands--15th century
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Beinecke MS 1187
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Arma Christi Prayer Roll.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 2
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