M.305, 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/77415


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1470-1520

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Italy

City or region of production: Florence

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Prophet Isaiah, Arms of the Bartolini family, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial D, Noah, Arms of the Salimbeni family, King David enthroned, David with the head of Goliath, Prophet holding a book, Bust of King David in initial D, Prophet holding book, King David standing in water, Raising of Lazarus, Death holding a skull, Male saint holding a skull, Winged skeleton holding staff hovering above four bodies in initial D, Male saint holding two skulls, Death holding a skull, Crucifixion, Pelican feeding her young, Bust of a man praying before the Crucifixion, Empress Helena holding the cross, Christ carrying the Cross in initial D, John the Evangelist praying, Christ as Man of Sorrows, Pentecost, Apostle praying, Apostle witnessing the descent of the Holy Spirit, Virgin Mary praying with Evangelist John and another apostle in initial D, Bust of apostle orant, Bust of apostle, Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, Anna and Joachim approaching the Temple, Evangelist John reading, Virgin Mary holding a book in initial A, Male saint holding books

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Mass of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Miscellaneous Prayers, Athanasian Creed, Office of the Dead, Canticles, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Gradual Psalms, Gospel Sequence from John

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: The arms of the Bartolini and Salimbeni families appear on ff. 17v and 18r, respectively. The manuscript was created for a member of the Bartolini-Salimbeni family c. 1495.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Attributed by Mirella Levi d’Ancona to Stefano di Tommaso Lunetti.

Patron: Created for a member of the Bartolini-Salimbeni family, indicated by arms on ff. 17v and 18r.

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Previously in red velvet; rebound in 20th-century tan morocco, gold-tooled to an intricate “jeu de filets”, doublures with wide grolieresque borders, in half-tan morocco chemise; in marbled paper slipcase, lettered: OFFICIUM / ITALIAN / FLORENTINE / C. 1500.

Folio height (in centimeters): 13

Folio width (in centimeters): 9

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *