M.387, 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/131056

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1435-1485

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Conversion of St. Paul, St. John the Evangelist converting Aristodemus, Incredulity of Thomas, St. Andrew, Archangel Michael, Male owner portrait kneeling before a prie-dieu, Christ and St. John the Baptist, Apostle Peter receiving keys, St. Thomas Becket, St. Stephen, St. Vincent, St. Renaud, Sts. Gereon and Victor, St. Eligius, St. Sylvester, St. Gregory the Great, St. Anthony, St. Ambrose with Sts. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, St. Martin, Assumption of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Ursula, St. Margaret, St. Anne with the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Coronation of the Virgin with all saints, Last Judgment, Bust of a king, Trinity enthroned, Trinity enthroned with kneeling male owner portrait, Virgin Mary and Christ child enthroned with kneeling male owner portrait, Virgin of the Apocalypse, Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, Annunciation with Christ descending, Hell mouth, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation in the Temple, Christ among the Doctors, Death of the Virgin, Christ carrying the Cross, Last Supper, Ascension of Christ, Christ as Salvator Mundi, Christ as man of sorrows with Arma Christi

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Sermon of St. Augustine, Suffrages, Prayer to Guardian Angel, Prayer to All Saints, Litany, Prayers for the Dead and Infirm, Prayer of General Contrition, Prayers to the Persons of the Trinity, Prayers to the Virgin for Easter, Prayers and Hymns to the Virgin O Intemerata, Prayers to the Passion, Prayers to the Host, Prayer to the Ascension, Prayers to the Holy Image, Prayers to the Wounds, Prayers to Holy Wisdom, Hours of the Cross

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Three portraits of a male owner appear. The first is on f. 71v with the owner kneeling before a prie-dieu with a girdle book with an angel standing opposite speaking in a banderole: “SI VIS VITAM I(N)GREDI MA(N)DATA” (Matthew 19:17). The second is in the margins of f. 171v kneeling before an image of the Trinity with a banderole reading: “D(OMI)NE NO(N) S(E)C(UN)D(U)M PECCA(TA) N(OST)RA FACIAS NOB(IS)” (Psalm 67:6-7). The third is in the margins of f. 189v kneeling before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned with a banderole reading: “O FLOS FLORII ET ROSA ROSARII INTERCEDE PRO NOBIS.”

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in the fall of 1997 by Deborah Evetts into two volumes in cochineal-dyed alum-tanned reversed calf; previously in 19th- or 20th century red velvet over earlier red morocco; two plain, 16h- or 17th century clasps; lettered: Horae – Flemish, c. 1450.

Folio height (in centimeters): 11.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 8.2

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