Holding institution title: Book of Hours
Holding institution classification: Book of Hours
Holding institution location: New York, NY
Digitization status: Partially digitized
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
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.
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.
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