G.50, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/76993


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1291-1356

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Sarum

Country of production: United Kingdom

City or region of production: York?

Illumination contents: St. Christopher, Three Living Men, St. Nicholas Resuscitating Three Youths, Sts. Anne and Joachim teaching the Virgin to read, Devil Tempting Christ, Coronation of the Virgin with female owner portrait in initial D, First Age of Man, The arrest of Christ, Second Age of Man in initial D, Christ before Pilate, Third Age of Man in initial D, Mocking of Christ, Flagellation of Christ, Fourth Age of Man in initial D, Christ Carrying the Cross, Fifth Age of Man in initial D, Sixth Age of Man in initial D, Seventh Age of Man in initial D, Entombment, Harrowing of Hell, Eighth Age of Man in initial C, Christ Enthroned as Judge between two Angels holding Passion Instruments in initial D, Office of the Dead in initial D, Christ and Doubting Thomas, Annunciation of the Virgin’s Death, Funeral Procession of the Virgin with Jews Attempting to Overturn her Coffin, Assumption of the Virgin with Girdle Given to Thomas, Coronation of the Virgin, Helena and the Exhumation of the True Cross”,”,Original owner (female) pictured before the Coronation of the Virgin in an initial D on f. 19r. This book of hours was made between 1316 and 1331 for a member of the de Lisle family

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?: indicated by their arms (or

Personalization: a fesse sable between two chevrons sable) on f. 19r. A dedication on f. 122r by Robert de Lisle indicates that the book was given to his daughter Audere and after her death to his daughter Alborou. Additional inscriptions indicate that Roger de Bettesthorne took ownership of the book in 1331. The manuscript contains a rare cycle of the Ages of Man picturing a woman and man conversing with the latter aging steadily.”




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: White half-pigskin over old boards.

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.9

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.1

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