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In this article we study a differential algebra of modular-type functions attached to the periods of a one-parameter family of Calabi–Yau varieties which is mirror dual to the universal family of quintic threefolds. Such an algebra is generated by seven functions satisfying functional and differential equations in parallel to the modular functional equations of classical Eisenstein series and the Ramanujan differential equation. Our result is the first example of automorphic-type functions attached to varieties whose period domain is not Hermitian symmetric. It is a reformulation and realization of a problem of Griffiths from the seventies on the existence of automorphic functions for the moduli of polarized Hodge structures.