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The Lectionary provides the scriptural readings for the liturgy on specific days during the church year. These leaves from an otherwise lost Greek lectionary include the readings for Easter Week, taken primarily from the Gospel of Matthew, and the…
Example of "Paris Vulgate" tradition, single-volume with books in canonical sequence. As was typical of the Paris Vulgate tradition, the only spaces allotted for illustrations were the interiors of the initials, which received either a portrayal of…
This volume, written in old Dutch on paper, comprises short passages of the Canticum Canticorum (Song of Songs) followed by allegorical explications from the writings of St. Paul, St. Gregory the Great, St. Bonaventure, and Gilbert of Hoyland. The…
Illuminated manuscript with psalms to be recited over the course of a week. There are large gilt initials and an illuminated portrait of King David.
This Torah, written in unpointed Hebrew on a scroll of sixty-eight parchment skins measuring ninety-six feet in length, was number twelve (yod-bet) of the thirteen scrolls originally held by the synagogue established in 1653 in Kaifeng, China.
Written in the ancient Armenian (grapar) language in the traditional 'notrgir' script, the manuscript also includes colorful bird-shaped capitals (t'rchnagir) that spell out the opening words of each Gospel.
This manuscript in ancient liturgical Ge'ez provides the text of the Psalms and other selections from the Old Testament. Illustrations in black ink on endleaves: lion?, human faces and figures. Decorative borders in red and black.
Hebrew scrolls of the Megillah of Esther are notoriously difficult to date and localize, given the longstanding traditions behind their production. Written on the skin of a kosher animal, the text comprises the ten chapters of the Book of Esther,…
Each of the 388 leaves feature Arabic calligraphy and unique decorative patters made with lapis lazuli, burnished gold leaf, and other bright pigments. Similarly, each of the 114 surahs (chapters) of the Quran is separated by a gilded decorative…
Richly illuminated with gold, lapis lazuli, arsenic orange, and verdigris green on highly polished paper, this Quran was produced during Persia's Safavid Dynasty. Bound in brown goat with embossed flap, covers with central panel with gilt medallions…
This small-format Quran is written in fine Arabic script with an interlinear Persian translation in red ink and manuscript annotations in the margins. First leaves illuminated with elaborate carpet borders of crimson, blue, gold, etc. Gilded borders…
This small-format Quran, decorated with an extremely colorful floral border, features cloud-shaped areas of interlinear gilding. The effect seems to present the sacred text as if it were floating among clouds in the sky.
This illuminated manuscript is a missal which contains all of the prayers, hymns, and biblical passages read by the priest during the celebration of the Latin Mass throughout the year. The "Use of Sarum" refers to the Anglo-Saxon and Norman liturgy…
This illuminated manuscript is a missal which contains all of the prayers, hymns, and biblical passages read by the priest during the celebration of the Latin Mass throughout the year. It features Bohemian saints such as St. Wenceslaus, in the…
This portable breviary, used by a Franciscan friar in Italy during the fifteenth century, includes a calendar for the use of Rome with later handwritten additions indicating the feasts of several Franciscan saints. Illuminated with northern Italian…
Breviaries consisted of psalms, antiphons, lectionary, martyrology, and other features. This breviary for Benedictine Use includes calendrical notes that point to a composition date circa 1431 and also includes an indulgence approved in 1431 by Pope…
Written mainly in Latin, but with Spanish rubrics (headings) in red ink, this manuscript Formulario contains the prayers and oaths used in the ceremony in which female novices made their profession as nuns and received the monastic vestments that…
This manuscript contains excerpts from the gradual and antiphony used in Diocese of Béziers in Languedoc in southern France.
Tiny decorated book features fifteen miniatures and ten vignettes of the Labors of the Months in the calendar, each set within pinnacled Gothic niches with decorated margins. Illuminated near St. Omer near the Franco-Flemish border, the Sellers Hours…
Produced in Flanders for use in England, this richly illuminated manuscript includes a set of eight illustrations of scenes from the Infancy of Christ, such as the Annunciation and the Nativity, which traditionally introduced the eight sections of…
The scribe who transcribed the text of this Book of Hours signed his name on folio 111 recto as "Biagio di Piero di Jacopo da Fiesole." The manuscript features four full-page illuminations and one large historiated initial, each highlighted with…
A modest Book of Hours written in gothic batarde script in brown, red, and blue ink with numerous French rubrics, this manuscript includes four full-page miniatures. Other pages feature illuminated initials and elaborate borders in a style similar to…
This manuscript was illuminated by a Flemish-trained artist of great skill. The program of illustration found in this manuscript is extensive, consisting of twenty large miniatures with trompe-l'oeil borders, twenty-four small miniatures of saints,…
An incomplete Book of Hours that consists of at least three different manuscript fragments. The preserved sections of the oldest manuscript are likely from a Book of Hours for Troyes Use.
Early modern manuscript Book of Hours illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings of scenese from the Passion and the Life of the Virgin. Three versions of prayers are included in calligraphy without corrections or insertions. The illustrations were likely…