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CSM Number : 405
Short name: The Image of the Virgin that was Unveiled Each Saturday Alternative: Saturday
Incipit: De muitas guisas mostrar
Refrain: De muitas guisas mostrar/ xe nos quer Santa Maria/ por xe nos fazer amar.
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Setting: Church of Luzerna, Constantinople Protagonist(s): the citizens of Constantinople

In the Church of Luzerna in Constantinople, there is an immeasurably beautiful image of the Virgin.

All year, a cloth hangs in front of it to protect it from dust and harm.

Every Friday, however, the cloth slowly rises and people come to venerate the image.

People say that an angel comes from heaven to raise the veil and suspend it in the air.

All day and night, on Saturday, people go there on pilgrimage and priests assemble to sing the hours. When they see the image uncovered, they make great offerings there and praise the peerless Virgin.

When Saturday has ended, the angel lowers the cloth.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7' 7' 7' 7 Refrain: 7 7' 7
No. of Stanzas: 12
Rhyme scheme: ABA | ccca Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
Apud Cpolim, ut in scriptis patrum legitur, quaedam est (104)
angels, image (of Virgin Mary), pilgrimage, Saturday (devoted to Virgin Mary), tears, veil, cloth, canonical hours
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Miracle Collection
Saturday Pez
Saturday John of Garland
Saturday Gautier de Coinci
Saturday Bartholomew of Trent
(University of Bologna, Codice 1794)
Saturday Anglo-Norman Miracles of the Virgin
(London, BL, Royal 20 B XIV, fols 102v-169)
La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III
Anglés, Higinio
Un recull de miracles de Santa Maria, procedent de Ripoll, i les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
La cultura monástica en las Cantigas de Santa María de Alfonso X: pervivencia, adopción y reelaboración
Disalvo, Santiago
El arte mayor de Juan de Mena
Hanssen, Friedrich
A estructura métrica de algunas das Cantigas de Santa Maria
Montero Santalha, José-Martinho
Aberturas e finais: rubricas, refrães, estrofes iniciais e estrofes terminais nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen