Holding institution title: Book of Hours
Holding institution classification: Book of Hours
Holding institution location: New York, NY
Digitization status: Partially digitized
Date: 1495 -1555
Country of production: Belgium
City or region of production: Bruges
Illumination contents: Warming by the fire, Ice skating, Digging, Milking cows, Hunting, Shearing Sheep, Mowing, Reaping, Sowing, Slaughtering an ox, Threshing, Slaughtering a pig, Annunciation, Visitation, Virgin traveling to Elizabeth, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Hunter with hounds, Flight into Egypt, Veronica with veil, Bird keeper, Coronation of the Virgin, Lady embroidering, Last Judgment, Man with turkey and dog, Raising of Lazarus, Crucifixion, Mass of St. Gregory, Musician with monkey and fool dancing, Christ as Man of Sorrows, Two praying figures, St. Bernard, Woman and unicorn, Monogram GG, Archangel Michael, St. John the Baptist, Gardener with wheelbarrow, St. John the Evangelist, St. Andrew, St. Sebastian, St. Christopher, St. Jerome, St. Anthony, St. Roch, Three Magi, Two women weaving, St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read with the Christ Child, St. Catherine, St. Margaret
Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Miscellaneous Prayers, Abbreviated Office of the Dead, Prayer Before the Image of Christ, Prayer of St. Gregory, Prayers of St. Augustine, Eight Verses of St. Bernard, Seven Joys of the Virgin, Prayer of Pope Sixtus IV, Prayer to St. Michael, Prayer to St. John the Baptist, Prayers to St. John the Evangelist, Prayer to St. Andrew, Prayer to St. Sebastian, Prayer to St. Christopher, Prayer to St. Jerome, Prayer to St. Anthony, Prayer to St. Roch, Prayer to the Three Magi, Prayer to St. Anne, Prayer to St. Catherine
Personalization: Signed G.G. on fol. 145v. These are possibly the initials of first owner (in bas-de-page genre scene, woman is embroidering these initials in gold onto the blanket draped over a unicorn), or of the miniaturist.
Illuminator: Simon Bening
Binding original?: No
Binding description: 19th-century red morocco, the inscription on the spine reads “REL. P. ROZERIAN JEUNE”; lettered: Praeces Piae – Manuscriptus in membranis; light blue moiré doublures in a 17th-century (?) red morocco case with gilt dentelle tooling.
Folio height (in centimeters): 8
Folio width (in centimeters): 6