M.231, 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/77118


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1460-1515

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Warming before the fire, Aquarius, Feasting, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Wiman gathering flowers, Taurus, Lovers in a grove, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Pietà, Annunciation, Joachim and Anna meeting at the Golden Gate, Nativity of the Virgin, Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, Marriage of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, David playing before Saul, King David praying, David sending Uriah to war, Death of Uriah, Crucifixion, Flagellation of Christ, Christ carrying the Cross, Christ before Pilate, Betrayal of Christ, Pentecost, Baptism of Christ, Apostles going forth to preach, Apostle Peter preaching, Apostle Peter baptizing two women, Extreme Unction, Body prepared for burial, Confession, Funeral Procession, Office of the Dead, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Trinity, Archangel Michael, St. James major, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. John the Baptist beheaded with Salome holding a plate, St. Anthony, St. Catherine, St. Genevieve, Noli me tangere, St. Margaret

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

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Said to have been bound in honor of the occasion of the Apr. 24, 1558 marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Dauphin (later Francis II); French 16th-century brown morocco, gilt-tooled band design with small fleurs-de-lis, date 1558, and motto: Humilite, Je Prise.

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.1

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.2

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