M.491, 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/110801

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1533

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Brussels?

Illumination contents: Disc with jeweled center for calculation of Golden Number, Disc with jeweled center for calculation of Dominical letter, God the Father enthroned, Canon kneeling before prie-dieu with arms of Courtiambles-Pot, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, St. Athanasius, Christ with Arma Christi, Two angels holding the Cross, Crucifixion, Bust of Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Virgin of the Apocalypse, Arms of Charles V surrounded by the Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Owner portrait of Emperor Charles V with guardian angel, St. John the Baptist, St. Andrew, St. James major, St. Anthony, St. Barbara, St. Catherine, St. Apollonia, Trinity, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Judas receiving silver, Attest of Christ, Christ appearing to the Virgin Mary, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal of Christ, Christ before Pilate, Ecce homo, Christ nailed to the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment of Christ, Baptism of Christ, Christ appearing to the apostles, Pentecost, Philip baptizing a eunuch, Holy Spirit descending on apostles, St. Peter preaching, Apostle blessing a congregation, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, King David praying, Raising of Lazarus, Mass of St. Gregory, Virgin Mary reading to the Christ Child, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Virgin of the Apocalypse, Trinity, God the Father as emperor, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit as a dove, St. Veronica with veil, St. Joseph and the Christ Child, Archangel Michael, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. John the Evangelist, All Apostles, St. Stephen, St. Laurence, St. Vincent, St. Sebastian, St. Christopher, All Martyrs, St. Nicholas, St. Claude, Charlemagne, St. Roch, All Confessors, St. Anne with the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Mary Magdalene at the Tomb, Five Virgin Saints

Text contents: Litany, Calendar with advice on health and gardening, Dial for Golden Number and instructions, Dial for Dominical Letter and instructions, Table of Zodiac Signs, Table of Golden Number and Instructions, Prayers during the Mass, Salve Regina, Athanasian Creed, Ita me famulum tuum Carolum, Prayer to the Cross, Stabat Mater, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer to the Guardian Angel, Prayer to St. John the Baptist, Prayer to St. Andrew, Prayer to St. James Major, Prayer to St. Anthony, Prayer to St. Barbara, Prayer to St. Catherine, Prayer to St. Apollonia, Prayer to All Saints, Hymns, Canticles, Psalms, Litany, Prayers in French, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Penitential Prayers, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Mass of St. Gregory, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Rosary of the Virgin, Prayers to the Trinity, Prayers to God the Father, Prayers to the Son, Prayers to the Holy Spirit, Prayers to the Holy Face, Prayers to St. Joseph, Suffrages, Added Prayers against Pagans

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Pot family arms, mottoes, and portraits of Emperor Charles V throughout; portrait and arms of cleric on fol. 35v: quarterly, 1-4, azure three six-pointed estoiles argent; 2-3 or a fesse azure, in chief a label of five points sable

Scribe: F. Gratianus Brux, who has signed the colophon on fol. 266

Illuminator: Master of Charles V

Patron: Made for the use of Emperor Charles V and one of his chaplains, a member of the Pot family

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Previously in 16th-century brown calf with rubbed painted arms of Emperor Charles V; lettered: Liber precum / Caroli Quinti / Imperatoris / Anno / (illegible, 1533?), in brown morocco case; replaced with modern buckram clamshell binding, July, 2001.

Folio height (in centimeters): 14.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 8

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