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Hymns celebrating the third centennial of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.
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These two poems eulogize one of nineteenth century Mexico's most influential military and political leaders, General Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón, more commonly known as Santa Anna.
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Anonymous pamphlet responding to a pamphlet about the institution of the patronage.
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A religious exercise involves three people coming together to pray three times daily, symbolizing the unity of the Holy Trinity. Each day in the morning, noon, and evening, all three people, individually or together, are required to pray the Gloria…
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Compilation of common prayers and a wide variety of religious songs.
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This pamphlet defends the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, from its critics.
Dramatic work that depicts Isaac as a prefiguration of Christ.
The Priests' Eucharistic League
This periodical contains an essay about the Eucharistic wine, a sermon describing how the performance of the Eucharist can aid in one's quest for salvation, an essay over the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and a study about the prayers and ceremonies…
This magnificently illuminated Missal was censored in the sixteenth century by order of Henry VIII (1491–1547). Unable to resolve his religious, political, and personal conflicts with Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, the king broke with the Roman…
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 Psalter highlights the quality of manuscript illumination which is conservative. Evidently…
Single leaf from a German blockbook showing an illustration from the Book of Revelation. Woodblock print with hand coloring. Blockbook's lively apocalyptic imagery, derived from earlier manuscripts, provided Dürer’s generation of artists with useful…
This late-Rococo style vellum wall hanging was likely produced to commemorate the arrival at the convent of Santa Clara in Palma de Mallorca of the noblewoman and nun Raymunda Torella y Despuig (d. 1826). A rare survival of art work made specifically…
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…