H.1, 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/76888


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1475-1525

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rouen

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Rouen

Illumination contents: Moses and the Burning Bush, Moses and Aaron before Ark and Blossoming Rod of Aaron, Martyrdom of Isaiah, Christ before Caiaphas, Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, Tiburtine Sibyl and Emperor Octavian’s Vision, Christ before Pilate, Jacob’s Dream of the Ladder, Flagellation of Christ, Queen of Sheba before Solomon, Christ carrying the Cross, Sacrifice of Isaac, Crucifixion, Esau before Jacob with Rebecca and Departing Jacob, Descent from the Cross, Solomon and the Queen of Sheba enthroned, Entombment, Bathsheba bathing, Judgment of Solomon, Mass of St. Gregory, Pietà with male owner portrait

Text contents: Calendar, Intercalated Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Passion, Short Hours of the Cross, Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Gospel Sequences, Seven Verses of Bernard of Clairvaux, Seven Verses of Gregory the Great, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Trinity, Mass of the Virgin, Mass of the Dead, Genealology of Christ according to Evangelist Matthew, Prayer to Archangel Raphael, Stabat Mater

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Original owner (male) pictured praying before an image of the Pietà on f. 146v. The owner’s arms are pictured below him.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Early 16th-century blond leather with flap; blind-stamped with 2 panels, one depicting the instruments of the Passion and St. George fighting the dragon, the other a large Tree of Jesse.

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.7

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