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Purdue ID Numbermmsi3
TitleBook of hours
Other TitleReflections on the story of Mary Magdalene
DescriptionThe leaf on display is an original page from a Gothic Book of Hours. The text contains the reflections of a religious scholar on the story of Mary Magdalene as told by the Evangelist Luke.
Description ContinuedLarge floriated initials begin separate paragraphs of the text, which appears in two vertical columns. The beautiful initials are written in red or blue and set within gold leaf frames; floral designs fill the interstices. Delicate, blue ivy vines sprout from each letter. Beginning in the upper left and proceeding vertically down the left and right columns of the text, the initials are an "F, " "N, " "D, " and "H." The rubrications identify the relevant passages of the Gospel of Luke. Starting in the lower right with the initial "H", the translated text reads as follows: "This is the woman about whom Luke the Evangelist writes. She was an unclean and sinful woman. She loved many men..."
CreatorCatholic Church
Mary Magdalene, Saint
Extent of Original2 p. ; 18 x 13 cm.
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
CollectionMedieval Manuscripts
RightsCopyright: Purdue University Libraries, All rights reserved
Date Digitized7/24/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution600 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6kw5cx8