M.105, 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/76848


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1395-1450

Language(s): Latin

Use: Sarum

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Rouen

Illumination contents: Arms of William Porter (sable and three bells argent), porcupine wearing collar and leash, Arms of William Porter (sable and three bells argent), porcupine wearing collar and leash, Trinity, Annunciation, Nativity, Resurrection, Ascension of Christ, Coronation of the Virgin, St. Michael, Archangels Gabriel and Michael and Raphael with a seraph, St. John the Baptist, Combined Arms of William Porter and wife of the Fraunceis family, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, Porcupine, St. John the Evangelist, St. James Major, St. Thomas, Sts. Philip and James Minor, St. Matthew, Sts. Simon and Jude, St. Mark, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Barnabas, The Three Magi, St. Christopher, St. George, St. Edmund, St. Stephen, St. Julian, St. Richard, St. Sebastian, St. Fabian, St. Thomas à Becket murdered before high altar, St. Jambert, St. Augustine, St. Adrian, St. Dunstan, St. John of Beverly, St. John of Bridlington, St. William of York, St. Cuthbert, St. Leonard, St. Martin, St. Erkenwald, St. Alban, St. Anthony the Great, St. Anthony tempted with food, St. Paul as Hermit, Sts. Paul and Anthony fed by a raven, St. Wandregisil, St. Blasius, St. Gregory, St. Quintin, St. Maurice, St. Vincent, St. Anne and the Virgin, St. Elizabeth and John the Baptist, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Margaret and the Dragon, St. Juliana, St. Barbara, St. Winifrede, St. Etheldrede, St. Radegund, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Mary of Egypt, St. Edith, St. Agatha, St. Frideswide, St. Justina, St. Genevieve, St. Sitha, St. Petronilla, Owner portrait with arms of William Porter, Virgin and Child enthroned, Visitation with Joseph, Flagellation, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, Office of the Dead, St. Jerome

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Trinity, Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A portrait of the original owner (male) occurs on f. 84v accompanied by his arms (sable, three bells argent). He is wearing a blue cloak and a collar of an order of chivalry. This, in addition to four pictures of porcupines, may imply that he was a member of the Order of the Porcupine (instituted in 1393 by Louis of France, Duke of Orleans). The Order of the Porcupine consisted of 25 knights whose robes included cloaks of blue velvet and collars formed by triple chains of gold adorned with a porcupine.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 15th-century doeskin over boards with remains of rose velvet under the bosses; previously in brown morocco case lettered: The Kildare Book of Hours = French MS on vellum – Saec. XV.

Folio height (in centimeters): 26.9

Folio width (in centimeters): 18.8

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