M.131, 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/76852


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1455-1505

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, Two lovers sit in garden, Taurus, Youths on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Mowing and binding sheafs, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering pigs, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, St. Mark, St. Matthew, St. Luke, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the burning bush, Annunciation, Joachim and Anna meeting at the Golden Gate, Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, Marriage of Joseph and the Virgin Mary, Visitation, Devil and Theophilus with the Virgin Mary and Christ Child in the sky, Theophilus kneeling before Virgin Mary and Christ Child, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read with St. John the Baptist, Male and female donor portraits kneeling before prayer desks with a weasel and squirrel and two defaced shields, Adoration of the Shepherds, Herod enthroned with councellors and two women with Herod’s dead child between them, Falling of an idol with Egyptian priests, Massacre of the innocents, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Shepherd and woman embracing, Shepherd and woman holding linen cloth, Adoration of the Magi, Journey of the Magi, Emperor Octavian kneeling with Sibyl pointing to the Virgin and Child in the sky, Presentation in the Temple, Christ among the doctors, John the Baptist Preaching, Flight into Egypt, Moses returning to Egypt with Aaron and Zipporah, Gideon and the fleece, Coronation of the Virgin, Death of the Virgin, Assumption of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, The Betrayal, Christ before Pilate, Christ carrying the Cross, Pentecost, Sts. Peter and Paul, Ordination of Stephen, David and Gad speaking to God, David and Goliath, David observes Bathsheba, Absolom hanging from tree with Joab and two horsemen, Knight reclines by a fountain with man and three nude women, Pietà, Four angels, Noli me tangere

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, Seven Requests to our Lord

Hours intercalated?:





Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French red morocco, gold tooled, ca. 1700.

Folio height (in centimeters): 18

Folio width (in centimeters): 12

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