M.515, 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/141481


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1402

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Nantes

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Nantes and Paris

Illumination contents: Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, God the Father with symbols of the Evangelists, Crucifixion, God supports wounded half-figure of Christ, Trinity enthroned, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Ex libris inscription of Marianne Mazerie, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Trinity, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Office of the Dead, Colophon

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: An ex libris inscription of Marianne Mazerie is on f. 20v. Folio 94r is signed “Lucas,” and below is the erased original provencance inscription, “Ceste matines sont a Guileume Mauleon.” The prayers Obsecro te and O Intemerata are in the masculine form, and Lucas signs his name a second time on f. 150v. A French colophon on f. 216r reads, “Y. Lucas. L’an mil lici et li furent escriptes et enlumines cestes matines a la ville de Nantes. Priez pour les trespesses que dieux les face merci. Amen.”

Scribe: Yves Lucas (signed in four places: ff. 12v, 94r, 150v, and 216v)

Illuminator: Master of the Coronation of the Virgin and Workshop


Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French 16th-century brown morocco calf, gilt-tooled with 16th century dentelleĢe pattern featuring an olive branch motif; the center piece of both covers frames a medallion stamped with emblems of the Passion, flanked by the letters F.D.D.

Folio height (in centimeters): 14

Folio width (in centimeters): 10

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