M.261, 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/76909


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1495-1503

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rouen

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Rouen

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, Warming by the Fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Man in a walled garden, Taurus, Lovers on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Marriage of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, Virgin Mary Mary enthroned, Tree of Jesse, Annunciation, Visitation, St. John the Baptist, Nativity, Heraldic shield, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Heraldic shield, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, David observing Bathsheba, Nathan addressing King David, Betrayal of Christ, Christ before Pilate, Flagellation of Christ, Christ nailed to the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment of Christ, Pentecost, Parable of Lazarus and Dives

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Last Words of Christ, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Added Prayer, Hours of the Virgin, Suffrages, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Hours of the Cross, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayer with inscription that when translated reads “This prayer Joseph of Arimathea found over the wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ on the right side written in letters of gold. And it has such virtue that every person who shall carry it upon him shall never die in water nor in battle nor shall ever be made prisoner and so shall not mind his mortal enemies nor thousands of evil beasts nor shall tempest nor thunder from heaven ever do him any harm and where ever this prayer is there shall fire bring no damage and so no one shall be able to imprison him or her who shall have it on them and the pregnant woman shall so on bring forth her child”, Collection of names and synonyms of Christ

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 19th-century (?) purple velvet.

Folio height (in centimeters): 18

Folio width (in centimeters): 12

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