M.31, 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/76903


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1475-1550

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours?

Illumination contents: Betrayal of Christ, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Angel bringing a skull to King David, Job on a dungheap, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned with kneeling male owner portrait, Christ crucified with personifications of Justice and Charity and a sinner

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Passion, Passion According to John, Stabat Mater, Prayers to the Wounds of Christ, Gospel Sequences, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayers to St. Joseph, Prayers to St. Francis, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayers for the Pope, Prayers for the King, Prayers for oneself, Office of the Dead, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Prayer to Guardian Angel, Miscellaneous Prayers, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer to Christ

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A male owner portrait appears before the Virgin Mary and Christ child on f. 187v. The Christ child holds a parrot and wears a coral necklace. The male owner wears a red robe and cloak lined with gray. On his left shoulder three gold bands indicate his position as a member of the grand council of the King of France. A banderole issues from his lips with the inscription: “O mater dei piissima pro me filium semper ora.” The owner may also be pictured on f. 189r as a sinner alongside Christ and personifications of Justice and Charity.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Red morocco over pasteboard, gold-tooled; flaps on edges, with silver clasps (top-edge flap missing); both covers and sides of flaps tooled with pious mottoes (Spes et consolatio mea Iesus et Maria; Nominatio Iesu et Maria xpiae lingue delicie), executed by EĢtienne Roffet for ‘Peregrinus Peccator,’ Paris, ca. 1540.

Folio height (in centimeters): 20

Folio width (in centimeters): 14

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