M.646, 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/76857


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1485-1535

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Rouen

Illumination contents: Herdic shield supported by two nude women with a mantled wreath under a helmet surmounted by an anvil and hammer with the motto Patior Immerito, Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the Fire, Pisces, Pruning Vines, Aries, Lovers in a garden, Taurus, Lovers on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, Martyrdom of St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Martyrdom of St. Mark, Virgo lactans, Virgin Mary enthroned reading, Betrayal of Christ, Guyot d’Amfreville arms, Guyot d’Amfreville arms joined with arms of two wives, Annunciation, Virgin Mary weaving, Presentation of the Virgin in the temple, Marriage of the Virgin Mary and Joseph, St. Anne and Joachim meeting at the Golden Gate, Visitation, Crucifixion, Judas hanging and disemboweled by a devil, Soldiers quarreling over Christ’s robe, Pentecost, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents, Coronation of the Virgin, King David praying, David and Uriah, David and Bathsheba, Archangel Michael, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. James Major, St. Stephen, St. Lawrence, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Nicholas, St. Claude, St. Anthony, St. Francis, St. Roch, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Margaret, St. Barbara, St. Apollonia, Annunciation, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in a mandorla, Pietà

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Prayers for Mass, Prayers to the Virgin on Saturday, Stabat mater, Added Credo, Added Miserere

Hours intercalated?: 1

Personalization: The arms of the first owner, Guyot d’Anfreville, appear with the family motto “patior immerito” and the initial R on f. 1v, and additionally on f. 21v, where they’re paired presumably with the arms of the owner’s two wives.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French 18th-century red morocco gilt dentellé border, 5 pomegranates in panels on back, doublures of gilt starred paper; in red morocco case.

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 9

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