M.729, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Psalter-Hours

Holding institution classification: Psalter-Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/128492


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1255-1324

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Amiens

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Amiens

Illumination contents: Owner portraits of Yolande de Soissons with her husband Bernard de Moreuil and their sons Jean and Bernard VI, St. Francis preaching to birds, Invention of St. Firminus of Amiens, Crucifixion, Christ enthroned with evangelist symbols, Noli me tangere, Harrowing of Hell, Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Holding a flowering branch, Taurus, Falconing, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Gathering grapes, Libra, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, Holy Face, King David as musician and as young shepherd with sling in initial B, Goliath, Second temptation of Christ, King David praying in initial D, Third temptation of Christ, King David praying in initial D, Raising of Lazarus, Fool eating bread in initial D, Feeding of the 5000, King David in water blessed by God in initial S, Miracle of healing blind youth at the pool of Siloam, King David ringing bells in initial E, Christ and the woman taken in adultery, Clerics singing mass in initial C, Baptism of Christ, God the Father and God the Son in initial D, Clerics singing mass in initial K, Apostles praying in initial D, Yolande of Soissons kneeling in prayer before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child on an altar, Annunciation in initial D, Nativity, Circumcision of Christ in initial D, Trinity enthroned in initial O, Trinity in initial D, Adoration of the Cross in initial A, Angels in initial D, St. John the Baptist in initial P, Annunciation in initial O, Sts. Peter and Paul in initial D, St. John the Evangelist in initial E, St. Andrew in initial M, Apostles in initial E, St. Stephen in initial D, St. Lawrence in initial D, St. Nicasius in initial D, Male saints in initial P, St. Martin in initial D, St. Nicholas in initial D, St. Eligius in initial M, Bishop and confessors praying in initial D, Noli me tangere in initial L, St. Agatha in initial O, St. Catherine in initial D, St. Elizabeth in initial T, St. Ursula in initial D, Virgin saints in initial S, Male saint in initial C, St. James major in initial E, St. Margaret in initial D, St. Maurus in initial D, Creation of Heaven and Earth, Apostles praying in initial D, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Magi before Herod in initial D, Creation of Plants and Trees, Pentecost in initial D, Adoration of the Magi, Dream of the Magi in initial D, Creation of the Sun and Moon, Apostles Peter and John sent to Samaria in initial D, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt in initial D, Creation of birds and beasts, Apostle Peter healing the lame man in initial D, St. Christopher, Miracle of the Sower, Fall of Idols in initial D, Creation of Eve, St. Peter Baptizing in initial D, Massacre of the Innocents, Christ among the Doctors in initial D, God resting after creation, St. Peter raising Tabitha in initial D, Death of the Virgin, Coronation of the Virgin, Entry into Jerusalem, Christ washing Apostles’ feet in initial D, Holy Face in initial D, Last Supper, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane in initial D, Betrayal of Christ, Mocking of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion with Longinus piercing Christ’s side, Earthquake in initial D, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross in initial D, Entombment of Christ, Three Marys at the Empty Tomb in initial D, Virgin Mary pierced with Sword at the Crucifixion, King David praying, Allegorical picture from the Romance of Barlaam and Josaphat, Office of the Dead in initial D, Deaths of Lazarus and Dives in initial S, St. Jerome, St. Jerome in initial V, Added Archangel Michael and two angels casting Lucifer from Heaven, Added Coronation of the Virgin in initial D, Added Christ seated on a rainbow showing wounds in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to St. Veronica with indulgence from Pope Innocent, Psalter, Canticles, Confitebor tibi domini, Ego dixi in dimidio, Exultavit cor meum, Cantemus domino gloriose enim magnificatus est, Domine audivi auditionem, Audite celi, Te deum laudamus, Benedicite omnia opera, Benedictus dominus deus Israel, Athanasian Creed, Questions of St. Augustine, Prayer to Christ with Indulgences, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to the Holy Cross, Prayer to St. Giles with note of indulgences, Prayer for sins, O Intemerata, Gospel Sequence from St. John, Pater in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum, Domine ihesu christe pastor bone, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Prayer to the Virgin in French verse, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Suffrages, Hours of the Passion, Added Suffrage to St. Claudius, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Psalter of St. Jerome, Added Hours of St. Michael

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Made for the Comtesse de la Table of the Coeuvres family. By 1276, the manuscript belonged to Yolande de Soissons (married to Bernard V, seigneur de Moreuil). From 1390, owned by Charles of Poitiers (see inscription on f. 434v). Changes made in c. 1390



Patron: Comtesse de la Table of the Coeuvres Family

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: By Marguerite Duprez Lahey in 1927; blue morocco, blind tooled

Folio height (in centimeters): 18.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 13.4

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