M.69, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Farnese Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/77250

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1546

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Italy

City or region of production: Rome

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Arms of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese surmounted by a cardinal’s hat within a white cartouche, Isaiah prophesying to King Ahaz, Sacrifice of Isaac, Visitation, Personifications of Justice and Peace embracing, Bay of Naples, Nativity, Temptation of Adam and Eve, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Tiburtine Sibyl and Emperor Augustus with apparition of the Virgin and Child, Bust of Alexander the Great, Vulcan, Owner portrait bust of Alessandro Farnese, Circumcision of Christ, Baptism of Christ, Adoration of the Magi, Queen of Sheba worships Solomon, Feast of Testaccio, Flight into Egypt, Moses parting the Red Sea and Pharaoh and his soldiers flooded, Owner portrait bust of Alessandro Farnese, Coronation of the Virgin, Esther crowned by King Ahasuerus, Mars, Isola Tiburtina, Minerva, Annunciation, Creation of the Sun and Moon, Holy Family, Death of Uriah, King David praying, Landscape of Sicily, Procession on Feast of Corpus Christi with views of old St. Peter’s and Castello Sant’Angelo, Death enthroned, Raising of Lazarus, Battle between horsemen and skeletons, Crucifixion, Death of Aaron on Mount Hor with fiery serpent, Pentecost, Tower of Babel, St. Peter, Old St. Peter’s, Roman ruin and obelisk, Sibyl

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Athanasian Creed, Colophon

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Made for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (1520-1589)

Scribe:

Illuminator:

Patron: Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (1520-1589)

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 18th-century brown leather envelope; in red morocco box (1907) by Léon Gruel

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 11

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