M.6, 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/76831


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1455-1505

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: France and Belgium

City or region of production: Northern France

Illumination contents: Warming before the fire, Aquarius, Feasting, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Man holding a branch, Taurus, Falconing, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Making bundles of straw, Virgo, Making wine, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Coronation of the Virgin, Pentecost, David observing Bathsheba, Raising of Lazarus, Trinity, PietĂ , Sts. Peter and Paul, Archangel Michael, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Julian, St. Claude, St. Francis, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read, St. Catherine, St. Margaret, St. Barbara, St. Apollonia, St. Susanna, Holy Face, Bust of the Virgin Mary, Mass of St. Gregory, Christ Child blessing

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Litany, Collects, Office of the Dead, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Executed for a man named Peter, once thought to have been Cardinal Pierre de Foix; a 16th-century inscription on fol. 2 indicates ownership by Charles le Goirz (?), Morin; ex libris inscription in red ink of Jacques de Alberte, abbé de Santa Chiesa with date 1591 on first flyleaf.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Executed for a man named Peter, once thought to have been Cardinal Pierre de Foix

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 17th- or 18th-century red morocco gilt in olive morocco case with traces of clasp; case lettered: ‘Missale Romanum MSS.’

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 11

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