M.293, 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/76904


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1405-1455

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Besançon

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Besançon

Illumination contents: St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Death of the Virgin, Pietà, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, King David praying, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Office of the Dead, Virgin and Christ enthroned with kneeling female owner portrait and St. Claude of Besancon, St. Sebastian

Text contents: Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayer to Christ, 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 and Latin verse, Suffrages, Added inscription in French

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: St. Claudius of Besançon presents the kneeling female owner to the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroend on f. 149r.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French 19th century green velvet, gauffered edges; in blue morocco case lettered: Hours for Besançon Paris School – c. 1440

Folio height (in centimeters): 19.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 14.2

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