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Ms. Coll. 700 Item 114 La Pasión


La Pasión


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Ms. Coll. 700 Item 114
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206, University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania


Zoque, with Spanish only for title page (f. 2r) and attestation (f. 1v)


Written in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico, ca. 1870.
ca. 1870
Tuxtla Gutiérrez


Texts in the Zoque language relating to the Passion of Christ, in the hand of José M. Sánchez, a priest in Ocozocoautla, in the Mexican state of Chiapas; an attestation by C. Hermann Berendt, dated from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, 5 April 1870, reads: Obsequii de D. José M. Sanchez (f. 1v). Presumably the texts represent chants sung by the Indians of Chiapas during Holy Week, as documented by Sánchez. The manuscript begins with what appears to be a brief prayer in Zoque (f. 3r), followed by fragmentary texts under three headings that appear to be referring to the Passion according to John (secundum Joane; f. 3r), the Passion according to Matthew (secundum Mateum; f. 6r); and the story of the raising of Lazarus (Lasari, f. 3v; Lasarro, f. 5r). Water damage has discolored most of each leaf (f. 3-6).



8 leaves : 205-209 x 152 mm. bound to 209 x 155 mm


Paper, 8; [1-2 (paper endleaves), 3-6, 7-8 (paper endleaves)]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.




Contemporary cardboard.


  • Written in 22-24 long lines.
  • Script

  • Written in the hand of José M. Sanchez, except for title page and attestation by C. Hermann Berendt.
  • Provenance

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