M.453, 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/76786


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1425-1430

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, St. Genevieve, St. Paul, Warming before the Fire, Pisces, Pruning Vines, Aries, St. Gregory, Women in a garden, Taurus, St. George, Falconing, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, St. Giles, Sowing, Scorpio, St. Denis, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, St. Luke, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, St. John the Evangelist boiled in a cauldron of oil, St. John the Evangelist poisoned, Miracle of St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Luke with St. Paul, St. Luke with St. Paul, St. Luke Preaching, St. Matthew, St. Matthew raising Euphranor, Angel holding ink pot for St. Matthew, Martyrdom of St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Mark preaching, St. Mark consecrated by St. Peter, St. Peter and St. Mark, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Angel playing a harp, Angel playing a trumpet, Angel playing an organ, Virgin Mary weaving, Virgin Mary fed by an angel, Virgin Mary fed by an angel, Virgin Mary fed by an angel, Marriage of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, Annunciation to Joachim, Joachim and Anna meeting at the Golden Gate, Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple, Virgin Mary reading, Virgin Mary with attendants, Annunciation to Joseph, Annunciation, Visitation, God the Father, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Visitation, Nativity of St. John the Baptist, St. John the Baptist with Agnes Dei, Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Nativity, Joseph and Angel healing woman’s withered hands, Peaceful lamb and fox, Journey of the Shepherds, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Journey of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Miracle of the Cornfield, Resting on the Flight into Egypt, Flight into Egypt, Herod ordering the Massacre of the Innocents, Massacre of the Innocents, Coronation of the Virgin, Funeral Procession of the Virgin, Assumption of the Virgin, Girdle given to Thomas, King David praying, King David told of Uriah’s death, David observing Bathsheba, Personification of Humility, Personification of Pride, Personifications of Patience and Wrath, Personifications of Virtue and Gluttony, Personifications of Chastity and Lust, Personifications of Infidelity and Faith, Personifications of Faith and Despair, God the Father enthroned with tablets of the law and elevation of the chalice and host, Creation of plants, Creation of Man, Creation of Sun and Moon, Angels holding a scroll with musical inscription, Crucifixion, Flagellation of Christ, Mocking of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross, Pentecost, Descent of the Holy Spirit on Disciples, Office of the Dead, Visitation fo the Sick and Last Rites, Preparing body for burial, Distribution of alms to beggars, Holy Family in a garden, Angels bringing flowers to the Christ Child, Last Judgment, Angels carrying the Arma Christi and Cross

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Hours of the Cross (rubric says Hours of the Holy Spirit), Hours of the Holy Spirit, Office of the Dead, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Seven Requests to our Lord, Rhyming Prayer to the Cross

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 18th-century French or Belgian green morocco, gold-tooled.

Folio height (in centimeters): 22.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 15.8

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