M.307, 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/112395


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1495 -1555

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

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

Hours intercalated?:

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


Materials: Vellum

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 moire╠ü doublures in a 17th-century (?) red morocco case with gilt dentelle tooling.

Folio height (in centimeters): 8

Folio width (in centimeters): 6

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