M.493, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: The Black Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/110803


Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1455-1505

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Crucifixion, Pentecost, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, King David praying, Raising of Lazarus, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Creed, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: A follower of Guillaume Vrelant influenced by Philippe de Mazerolles and LiƩvin van Lathem (fols. 13v-14)


Materials: Silver and gold lettering on vellum stained black

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 19th-century tan pigskin stamped with interlocking Y’s in the four corners of the central panel; oxydized silver clasps with double Y hinges; bound for Nicolas Yemeniz by Trautz-Bauzonnet (Georges Trautz); lettered: Officium B. Mariae Virginis; in brown half-morocco case.

Folio height (in centimeters): 17

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.2

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