M.129, 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/76853

URL2: N/A

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: Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Seated girl with flowers, Taurus, Youth and girl on horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Winnowing with basket, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, Annunciation, Visitation, Baptism of Christ, Nativity, Moses and the burning bush, Annunciation to the shepherds, Covered wagon in landscape with sheep and dog, Adoration of the Magi, Sibyl gesturing to Virgin and Christ child in mandorla with Augustis kneeling, Presentation in the Temple, Christ on an altar with three women and priest, Flight into Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents, Coronation of the Virgin, Bathsheba and Solomon enthroned, Pentecost, God giving tablets of the law to Moses, David communicating with God with Nathan pointing to God, Three living and three dead, Death personified as a skeleton raises sword against young man in landscape, Virgin and Child enthroned with female donor portrait kneeling, Virgin Mary sitting at loom adored by angels

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Virgin, Short Hours of the Cross, Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin in French, Seven Requests to Our Lord in French

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Dark brown 16th-century French calf, the Crucifixion with St. John and the Virgin, sun, moon and eleven stars tooled on both covers within a medallion; four corner gold stamps on each cover, the name IEHANNE tooled in gold on the front, FORTIN on the back.

Folio height (in centimeters): 18

Folio width (in centimeters): 12

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