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As part of spiritual discipline, daily prayer was a routine practice and was believed to bring the reader closer to God. The Arma Christi and the Instruments of the Passion images found within a medieval book of hours were used for purposes of prayer and reflection. This essay examines the Arma Christi as it is pictured, and duplicated, in Thielman Kerver's 1507 printing.
Book and manuscript illustration, engraving, Medieval Christian art and symbolism
History of Religion | Medieval History
Eide, Bridget, "14, Arma Christi" (2018). Kerver Book of Hours: 2018 Senior Capstone. 1.