M.53, 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/77011


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1497

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Italy

City or region of production: Bologna

Illumination contents: St. Jerome, Owner portrait of Giovanni II Bentivoglio praying before the Virgin Mary and Christ child enthroned, Heraldry of Giovanni II Bentivoglio of Bologna, King David praying, Nativity with St. George, St. George slaying the dragon, Crucifixion

Text contents: Ex libris inscription of Octaviano Cusani dated 1549, Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Pater Noster, Credo, Personal Prayers, Prayers of St. Augustine, Suffrages, Colophon

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Executed for Giovanni II Bentivoglio (name on f. 16r, arms on f. 18: quarterly 1 and 4, or an eagle sable, 2 and 3, per bend indented or and gules)

Scribe: Girolamo Pagliarolo (signed and dated f. 190r)

Illuminator: Borders attributed to Girolamo Pagliarolo, miniatures attributed to various artists including Girolamo Pagliarolo, Francesco Francia, Amico Aspertini, Lorenzo Costa, and workshop

Patron: Giovanni II Bentivoglio

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Blue levant morocco tooled with a Grolier design, doublures and flyleaves of red brocade by Gruel of Paris, 1911; Title Officium 1497 in medallion on upper cover; in blue morocco case.

Folio height (in centimeters): 19.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.6

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