M.451, 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/112402


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1531

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Warming before the Fire, Pruning Trees, Digging, Herding sheep and milking a cow, Lovers on a horse, Shearing sheep, Mowing, Reaping, Plowing, Slaughtering an ox, Threshing, Slaughtering a pig, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Pietà, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Conception of the Virgin with St. Anne Reading, King David praying, Last Judgment, St. Athanasius, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Three Magi, Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Sebastian, Mass of Pope Gregory, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, St. Francis, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Dominic, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Barbara

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Conception of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Prayer to Christ, Athanasian Creed, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to the Three Kings, Prayer to Archangel Michael, Prayer to Gabriel, Prayer to John the Baptist, Prayer to John the Evangelist, Prayer to St. Bartholomew, Prayer to St. Sebastian, Prayer to St. Gregory, Prayer to St. Jerome, Prayer to St. Augustine, Seven Verses of St. Bernard, Prayer to St. Francis, Prayer to St. Anthony of Padua, Prayer to St. Dominic, Prayer to St. Mary Magdalene, Prayer to St. Catherine, Prayer to St. Barbara

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: The manuscript is signed and dated by its scribe and illuminator Antonius Van Damme on ff. 128v-129r, and dated 1531.

Scribe: Antonius Van Damme

Illuminator: Antonius Van Damme


Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 18th-century red velvet; black fleur-de-lisée doublures with cross and initials: J.H.S.; silver filigree chemise in red morocco case lettered: Horae – Bruges – 1531.

Folio height (in centimeters): 7.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 5.6

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