M.356, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Hours of Claude Molé

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/76860


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1475-1525

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the Fire, Pisces, Pruning Vines, Aries, Lovers in a Garden, Taurus, Lovers on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Flailing, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing seed, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, Marriage of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Death of the Virgin, David observing Bathsheba, Uriah dying in battle, David and Bathsheba in bed, King David praying, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Job on a dungheap, Motto of Claude Molé: “Cuider Decoit”, Christ standing in a landscape, Virgin Enthroned holding a book, Owner portrait of Claude Molé with St. Claude, Triumph of Death, Crucifixion, Satan with souls in hell, Last Judgment, Two Black men holding heraldic shield of Claude Molé, Trinity with souls in paradise

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayer for Self, Prayer for the Pope, Prayer for Kings, Prayer for Benefactors, Hours of the Cross, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Prayers in French, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer to St. Claude

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Owner portrait of Claude Molé appears with his patron, Saint Claude, kneeling before the Virgin Mary enthroned on f. 59r. His arms appear on f. 66r, and his motto appears on ff. 54v and 66r.



Patron: Claude Molé

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French 19th-century brown morocco, white vellum doublures surrounded by gold bands by Marius Michel; in brown morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.1

Folio width (in centimeters): 10.8

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