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Celtic / Insular Illuminated Manuscripts:

  • Book of Kells
  • Book of Armagh
  • Book of Cerne
  • Book of Deer
  • Book of Dimma
  • Book of Durrow
  • Book of Mulling
  • Cathach of St. Columba
  • Durham Gospels
  • Hereford Gospels
  • Lichfield Gospels
  • Lindisfarne Gospels
  • Carolingian Manuscripts:

  • Ebbo Gospels
  • Echternach Gospels
  • Sacramentary of Gellone
  • Romanesque / Protogothic manuscripts:

  • Martyrdoms of St. Peter & Paul (MS 28)
  • Passionale (MS Harley 624)
  • Gothic manuscripts:

  • Bestiary (MS Sloane 3544)
  • Miscellaneous manuscripts:

  • The Book of the White Earl (MS. Laud Misc. 610)
  • Old-Time books (XVI-XIX):

  • Abraham Eleazar (Samullis Baruch), Donum Dei (1735)
  • Aztec and Mesoamerican manuscripts:

  • Codex Borgia
  • Codex Magliabechiano
  • Codex Telleriano-Remensis
  • Florentine Codex
  • Codex Borgia

    Library or archive where the manuscript kept
    Apostolic Library (Vatican)
    Century
    XIV-XV
    Official Foliation
    76
    Dimensions
    270x270

    The Codex Borgia (or Borgia Codex or Codex Yoalli Ehecatl) is a Mesoamerican ritual and divinatory manuscript. It is generally believed to have been written before the Spanish conquest of Mexico, somewhere within what is now today southern or western Puebla. The Codex Borgia is a member of, and gives its name to, the Borgia Group of manuscripts.

    The codex is made of animal skins folded into 39 sheets. Each sheet is a square 27 cm by 27 cm (11x11 inches), for a total length of nearly 11 meters (35 feet). All but the end sheets are painted on both sides, providing 76 pages. The codex is read from right to left.

    The Codex Borgia is named after the Italian Cardinal Stefano Borgia, who owned it before it was acquired by the Vatican Library. In 2004 Maarten Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez proposed that it be given the indigenous name Codex Yoalli Ehecatl, Nahuatl for "Night and Wind", although it is not certain that its creators were Nahuas.

     

    Codex Borgia Illustrations

    Illustration 1
    Codex Borgia - Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl combined with the attributes of EhecatlPage (Folio): n/a

    Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl combined with the attributes of Ehecatl

    Vector Clipart
    Vector Clipart: Codex Borgia - Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl combined with the attributes of Ehecatl

    Illustration 2
    Codex Borgia - Aztec goddess TlazoteotlPage (Folio): n/a

    Aztec goddess Tlazoteotl

    Vector Clipart
    Vector Clipart: Codex Borgia - Aztec goddess Tlazoteotl

    Illustration 3
    Codex Borgia - Aztec god of fire, day and heat XiuhtecuhtliPage (Folio): 14

    Aztec god of fire, day and heat Xiuhtecuhtli

    Vector Clipart
    Vector Clipart: Codex Borgia - Aztec god of fire, day and heat Xiuhtecuhtli

     

     
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