M.161, 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/77108


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1440-1490

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Le Mans (Hours of the Virgin), Tours (Office of the Dead)

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours?

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Flight into Egypt with Virgo Lactans, Coronation of the Virgin, King David Praying, Death personified standing in a gold tomb

Text contents: Added Title Page, Calendar, Obecro te in French, Gospel of John, Suffrage to St. Sebastian, Prayer to the Virgin, Added “La salvation angelique”, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hymn to the Holy Spirit, Added Prayer, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Five prayers to John the Evangelist in honor of the Virgin in French

Hours intercalated?: 1





Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 17th-century black leather with corner fleurons in gold; in blue morocco case lettered: Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis – French – Le Mans – 1480-90.

Folio height (in centimeters): 19

Folio width (in centimeters): 13

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