[Letter of Indulgence from 12 Cardinals, to the Dominican Nuns of Unterlinde, Colmar]

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[Letter of Indulgence from 12 Cardinals, to the Dominican Nuns of Unterlinde, Colmar]

 

 

Name:
Catholic Church. Collegium Cardinalium (Correspondent), Ess, Leander van, 1772-1847 (Former owner), Couvent d'Unterlinden (Colmar, France) (Addressee)
Title:
[Letter of Indulgence from 12 Cardinals, to the Dominican Nuns of Unterlinde, Colmar]
Abstract:
A manuscript collective indulgence, written on vellum in the chancery hand used in Rome, granted to the nuns and giving them permission to display a famed painting of the Virgin Mary. Remission of the temporal consequences for sin could be obtained by visiting and viewing the painting on several feast days, including the Beheading of John the Baptist, St. Catherine, and St. Anne the Mother of Mary, all of whose images are portrayed around the border. This document itself would also have been on display on the feast days to announce the indulgence. This is a somewhat atypical example, and illustrates the variety of forms an indulgence might take. This item, along with several others in this exhibit, is part of the Burke Library’s Leander van Ess Collection, acquired in 1838 as the core library at the founding of Union Theological Seminary and which continues to be celebrated resource for the history of the book.
Collection Name:
Van Ess Collection, Manuscript Collection (Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary)
Subjects:
Indulgences; Couvent d'Unterlinden (Colmar, France)
Format:
manuscripts
Genre:
manuscripts
Place of Origin:
Rome
Date:
[14 May 1519]
Physical Description:
1 leaf : vellum ; 581 x 830 mm
Note:
original filename:1900200015Ms. written in Rome in 1519Richly illuminatedScript: littera documentaria pontificalisPossibly originally part of Documentary manuscript collection (UTS Ms. 37)
Note (Provenance):
This item was part of over 13,000 items purchased in 1838 from Leander van Ess as the core of then-fledgling Union Theological Seminary's library
Language:
Latin
Library Location:
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
4586757
Digital Project:
Martin Luther at the birth of the modern world
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-p8d4-7923