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Mnemonic Computus Diagrams Of Hands f.74v

Mnemonic Computus Diagrams Of Hands f.74v

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1200

Shelfmark: Egerton MS 3314

Item number: f.74v

Length: 22.5

Width: 16.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The rubric on this page states that the fingers of the hand, illustrated in the lower diagram, can be used for finding the date of Easter. Each joint or tip, from the base of the second finger to the top of the thumb, working down the fingers and up the thumb, is marked with numbers and letters. Those from the middle finger to the thumb represent all the possible dates of Easter that fall within March.

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