H.2, 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/76899


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1488

Language(s): Dutch

Use: Utrecht

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Northern Netherlands

Illumination contents: Virgin and Child in initial H, Crucifixion, Christ as Man of Sorrows in initial H, King David penitent, Female owner portrait holding book and crown, Raising of Lazarus, Christ washing feet of Peter and Last Supper, Angel holding shield with arms of Christ

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin in Dutch, Short Hours of the Cross, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Communion Prayer, Prayers, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Made in 1488, probably for a resident of Haarlem (coat of arms of Haarlem on fol. 14r). A woman has signed in a fifteenth or sixteenth-century hand the front flyleaf: “dit boeck hoert toe celii cegers doechter”

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Sybrant or Jan Spierinck? Baguette below the text on fol. 14r signed: Spir 1488.

Patron: Unknown; probably for a resident of Haarlem (coat of arms of Haarlem on fol. 14r)

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Contemporary brown leather with blind-tooling and brass clasps.

Folio height (in centimeters): 19

Folio width (in centimeters): 14

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