M.700, 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/133201

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1300-1355

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Sarum

Country of production: United Kingdom

City or region of production: Oxford?

Illumination contents: Archangel Gabriel with owner portraits of Hawisia du Bois and her husband, Archangel Michael with owner portraits of Hawisia du Bois and her husband, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with owner portraits of Hawisia du Bois and her husband and female attendant, Last Judgment, Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the Fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Man holding branches, Gemini, Falconing, Cancer, Weeding, Leo, Mowing, Virgo, Reaping, Libra, Gathering grapes, Goats butting heads, Slaughtering an animal, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Warming before the fire, Capricorn, Betrayal of Christ in initial D, Annunciation in initial D, Visitation in initial D, Christ before Pilate in initial D, Nativity in initial D, Christ carrying the Cross in initial D, Annunciation to the Shepherds in initial D, Crucifixion in initial D, Adoration of the Magi in initial D, Crucifixion with Longinus piercing Christ’s side in initial D, Flight into Egypt in initial D, Descent from the Cross in initial D, Massacre of the Innocents in initial D, Entombment of Christ in initial C, Resurrection in initial S, Christ enthroned in initial D, Male owner portrait kneeling before draped altar with chalice and Christ blessing in initial A, Vision of Constantine in initial D, Constantine confronting pagans in initial D, Empress Helena interviewing Judas and Jews in initial D, Empress Helena finding the True Cross in initial D, Heraclius denied entrance to Jerusalem in initial D, Heraclius bringing Cross to Jerusalem in initial D, Heraclius adoring Cross in initial D, Trinity enthroned in initial D, Resurrection of Christ in initial D, Christ blessing four women in initial D, Christ blessing five men in initial D, Trinity in initial D, Four figures worshipping the Trinity in initial D, Four figures worshipping Christ in initial D, Christ flanked by four candles in initial C, Pentecost in initial D, Christ in initial D, Hand of God blessing man in boat in initial D, Pentecost in initial D, Christ blessing male saints in initial D, Christ blessing group of men in initial D, Figures praying in a church in initial D, Christ administering the Eucharist in initial C, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial D, Office of the Dead in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Suffrages, Prayers to the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Fifteen Gradual Psalms, Litany, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Trinity, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Prayer to the Virgin and St. John, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer in verse to say before the image of the Virgin, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to the Trinity, Prayers in French and Latin for various purposes, Prayers in French verse for various hours, Prayer to St. Catherine in French, Office of the Dead, Commendation of Souls, Seven Requests to our Lord

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Made for Hawisia DuBois (or De Bois; family arms throughout the manuscript; her name inserted in prayers on fol. 30, 146v, 147, 147v). Giffard family, 14th century (added obituaries in the calendar); William Welughby, d. 1409 (calendar obituary); Palmes family, 17th century (added arms); Captain B.C. Vernon-Wentworth, Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, Yorkshire; his sale (London, Christies, Nov. 20, 1919; purchased from Quaritch in 1929. Owner portraits of Hawisia Du Bois and her husband appear on ff. 1v, 2r, and 3v.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Hawisia DuBois or De Bois

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: English 16th-century tan calf gilt stamped in the Lyonnaise style; in brown morocco case

Folio height (in centimeters): 31.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 21.6

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