YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
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MANUSCRIPTS MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 1187
[Netherlands], [ca. 1500]
Arma Christi prayer roll.
1 roll : parchment ; 940 x 172 mm.
Material is open for research.
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.
Purchased from Richard Linenthal (Sotheby's London sale, 2014 July 8, lot 48) on the
Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014.
Layout: single column of text.
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.
Arma Christi Prayer Roll.
Jesus Christ -- Art.
Jesus Christ -- Prayers and devotions.
Jesus Christ -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Indulgences -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.