M.285, 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/77087

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1445-1495

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges or Valenciennes?

Illumination contents: Warming before the fire, Aquarius, Pruning vines, Pisces, Digging, Aries, Man holding flowers, Taurus, Falconing, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, Heraldic shield, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Heraldic Shield with Arms of the Sivry family with helmet and fish, Monogram of Sivry with four heraldic shields, Annunciation, Moses and the burning bush, Angels playing the organ, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation, Flight into Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Kneeling male owner portrait, Entombment of Christ, King David praying, Coronation of David, David with the head of Goliath, Pentecost, Moses on Mt. Sinai, Baptism of Christ, Annunciation, Nativity, Pentecost, St. Peter preaching, Christ baptizing the disciples, Holy Spirit as a dove with devil and personification of charity, Holy Spirit as a dove appears to kneeling man and woman, Holy Spirit as a dove appears to group including cardinal and archbishop, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Abraham and Isaac, Pelican feeding its young, Betrayal of Christ, Christ before Pilate, Flagellation of Christ, Mocking of Christ, Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Pietà, Entombment of Christ, Raising of Lazarus, Chief priest and Pharisees in council, Office of the Dead, Mass of St. Gregory, St. Bernard in initial I, St. George, St. Adrian, St. Anthony, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Barbara, St. John the Baptist, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, St. Christopher, St. Cornelius, St. Sebastian, Group of male saints, St. Marculfus of Bayeux, St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read, St. Elizabeth, St. Fiacre, Job on a dungheap, St. Roch, Group of female saints

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Penitential Prayers, Prayers for the Dead, Rhyming Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Cross, Office of the Dead, Prayers for Mass, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Male owner portrait kneels in prayer in a roundel before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned on f. 108v.

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Original 15th-century Flemish blind-stamped brown calf, 2 panels with scrolls containing eagles, over and beneath which the name IHESUS, in black morocco case lettered: Horae – XV siècle

Folio height (in centimeters): 10

Folio width (in centimeters): 7

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