Manuscript 6

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Index of Selected Images from the Manuscript  
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MS 6 is a Book of Hours consisting of 258 leaves with the text in Latin with rubrics in French, in Gothic bookhand. Alternating blue and red ink is used for the text of the calendar. The layout for the main text is 1 column of 12 rows of text in brown ink with blue rubrics. The codex is French in origin with a date of ca.1480-1500. It probably belonged to a Monsieur Aime Martin at one time but it was eventually acquired by John Crawford and donated to Syracuse University.

The text consists of the calendar, gospel readings and prayers, the Hours, Litany, and additional prayers which include those in honor of the Virgin, Jesus (e.g., the Holy Face of Jesus), and one to St. Margaret.

The twenty-one miniatures appearing in the manuscript have borders ornamented with acanthus leaves, vines, and an assortment of flora and fauna; and decorative initials intertwined with vinework and set against a gold background. Decorative borders appear elsewhere on the rectos of the calendar and selected folios of the main text section. Decorative initials of varying sizes and degrees of decoration, as well as the end-of-row space fillers, appear throughout the text.

For more details on this manuscript, see the description of the MS 6 in table format. Sources for description information are available through the Citations link and other relevant sources, print and electronic, through the Additional References link.

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Index of Selected Images from MS 6

f.1r, Coat of Arms & Monogram

f.13r, St. John at Patmos

f.37r, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

ff.56v-57r, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth & accompanying text

ff.56v, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth

ff.76r, Kiss of Judas

ff.80v-81r, Nativity & accompanying text

ff.80v, Nativity

f.91r, Flagellation of Christ

ff.94v-95r, Annunciation to the Shepherds & accompanying text

f.94v, Annunciation to the Shepherds

ff.102v-103r, Carrying of the Cross & accompanying text

f.102v, Carrying of the Cross

f.106v, Adoration of the Magi

ff.113v-114r, Nailing to the Cross & accompanying text

f.113v, Nailing to the Cross

f.117r, Massacre of the Innocents

f.124v-125r, Crucifixion & accompanying text

f.124v, Crucifixion

f.128r, Presentation in the Temple

f.140v-141r, Lamentation & accompanying text

f.140v, Lamentation

f.144r, Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

ff.153v-154r, Laying of Christ's body in the tomb & accompanying text

f.153v, Laying of Christ's body in the tomb

f.158r, David slaying Goliath

f.188r, Raising of Lazarus

f.250r, Elevation of the Body of Christ

f.250v, Butterfly in Decorative Border

f.253r, St. Veronica showing Veil with Face of Christ 



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