M.250, 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/76919


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1485-1535

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Berry?

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the Fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Woman holding flowers, Taurus, Youth on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Mowing, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Man standing in a field, Libra, Treading grapes, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Baking bread, Capricorn, Crown and heraldic shields of France and Anjou with collar of the Order of St. Michael and collar of the Order of the Crescent, Charles VIII kneeling before Christ and Mary Magdalene in scene of noli me tangere, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Matthew, Annunciation, Visitation, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt with Mary breastfeeding Christ, Coronation of the Virgin, Pentecost, Job on a Dungheap, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with male owner portrait, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist boiled in a cauldron of oil, St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Martin, St. Anthony, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Apollonia, St. Barbara, Male owner portrait depicted as knight kneeling before prie-dieu with open book, Virgin Mary and Christ Child

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayers to the Virgin, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Male owner is depicted twice, first kneeling before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child on f. 130v, and subsequently as a knight kneeling before a prie-dieu with an open book on f. 147v. This manuscript also includes a portrait of King Charles VIII of France on f. 13v kneeling before Christ and Mary Magdalene. This and other illuminations are of an earlier date (c. 1495) and come from another manuscript made for the king.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: 16th-century red velvet in blue morocco case lettered: Heures de la Vierge – MS écrit pour Charles VIII.

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 12

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