M.311, 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/77407

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1450-1472

Language(s): Latin, Italian

Use: Rome

Country of production: Italy

City or region of production: Northern Italy

Illumination contents: Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial D, Bichi arms, Skull and bones in initial D, King David as a musician in initial D, St. Helena in initial P

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Canticles, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Prayer to St. Sebastian against pests, Office of the Dead, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayers for the Pope and Archbishop, Hours of the Passion, Prayer to the Virgin, Verses of St. Bernard, Psalms and Prayers in Italian, Prayer to the Cross

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Arms of the Bichi family appear on f. 13r, leading Morgan Library and Museum curators to conclude that the manuscript was executed in northern Italy for a female member of the Bichi family between 1450 and 1472.

Scribe:

Illuminator:

Patron:

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 20th-century purple velvet by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered: Officium – Italian – XV cent.

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 7.5

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