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While much of the action in the video takes place at Penn Libraries, the star of the show is really Lewis E 160, an illuminated manuscript of gospels, dated 1525 and created in Liège, Belgium. The manuscript was made for Jean de Falloize, a Burgomaster of Liège, whose familial arms appear on folio 1 verso. Jean served as a deacon to the Church, which would explain why he had this manuscript created. During the medieval and Renaissance periods, the deacon was a lay assistant to the priest who celebrated mass. One of the deacon's responsibilities was the Gospel reading for the day, either for Sunday services or for masses on special saints' days.
Each manuscript is represented by several images. Once BiblioPhilly is complete next year, the manuscripts will be available in their entirety at OPenn, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' website containing complete sets of high-resolution archival images of manuscripts from Penn and other institutions, along with machine-readable descriptions and technical metadata. Many of the images have already been uploaded to the site and can be downloaded at high resolution. Once it is cataloged and its images processed, Lewis E 160 will be available there as well.