M.739, 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/143915


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1204-1219

Language(s): Latin, German

Use: Premonstratensian Rite (Office of the Dead)

Country of production: Germany

City or region of production: Bamberg?

Illumination contents: Christ with Lucifer and the Fall of the angels, Creation of Eve and Adam and Eve commanded by God, Fall of Man and Expulsion from Eden, Labor of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel bringing offerings, Cain killing Abel and Cain cursed, Noah building the ark, Noah in the Ark and Nakedness of Noah, Lot captured by Kings and Abraham’s rescue of Lot, Abraham blessed by Melchisedek and Abraham entertaining angels, Abraham and Sarah promised offspring, Abraham entertaining angels, Abraham communicating with God, Lot batting Sodomites, Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and Lot’s wife turned to salt, Lot deceived by his daughters, Abraham sacrificing Isaac, Birth of Jacob and Esau and Esau bringing venison, Jacob instructed by Rebecca and Isaac blessing Jacob, Esau asking for blessing and Jacob and Rachel at the well, Jacob and Laban, Laban’s deception, Marriage of Rachel and Jacob and Jacob as Shepherd, Jacob fleeing from Laban, Jacob’s dream and Jacob anointing the Stone of Bethel, Jacob wrestling with the angel and Jacob’s messengers to Esau, Meeting of Jacob and Esau, Dream of Joseph, Joseph sent to Shechem, Joseph’s brothers conspiring against him and Joseph cast into the pit, Joseph sold to Ishmaelites, Jacob shown Joseph’s coat and Jacob mourning, Joseph sold to Potiphar, Joseph before Potiphar’s Wife, Joseph sent to prison by Potiphar, Dream of Pharaoh, Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s dream and Jacob’s journey to Egypt, Jacob presented to Pharaoh, Birth of Moses and Moses in the bulrushes, Moses discovered in the bulrushes and Moses with the burning bush, Moses and the Miracle of Rods, Moses crossing the Red Sea, Moses communicating with God and Moses smiting the rock, Moses receiving and breaking the tablets of the law, Moses and the miracle of manna, Moses and the serpent of brass, Saul anointed, Saul communicating with God and battle against the Amalekites, Samuel communicating with God and demanding Agag, David anointed, David slinging at Goliath, Battle in Mount Gilboa and Death of Saul, David observing Bathsheba and David and Bathsheba in bed, David rebuked by Nathan and David repenting, David petitioned by Bathsheba, Judgment of Solomon and Ascension of Elijah, Mocking of Elijah, Susanna with the Elders and accused by the Elders, Daniel judging the Elders, Daniel punishing the Elders, Habakkuk carried by an angel and Daniel in the lions’ den, Three Hebrews in the fiery furnace, Isaiah and Jeremiah with Daniel and Solomon, Annunciation to Joachim and Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Marriage of the Virgin Mary to Joseph and Annunciation, Dream of Joseph and Visitation, Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the magi and Flight into Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents, Presentation in the Temple, Miracle at Cana, Baptism of Christ, First and Second Temptation of Christ, Third Temptation of Christ and miracle of Christ healing the blind man, Feeding the 5000, Twelve baskets filled with loaves and Transfiguration, Miracle of Christ raising the widow’s son, Miracle of Christ raising the Daughter of Jairus and Christ’s feet anointed by a woman, Christ meeting the Samaritan Woman, Raising of Lazarus and Sermon on the Mount, Christ purging the Temple, Entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper and Christ washing the apostles’ feet, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas receiving silver, Flagellation of Christ and Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment of Christ, Holy Women at the Tomb, Resurrection of Christ and Harrowing of Hell, Noli me tangere and Incredulity of Thomas, Ascension of Christ, Pentecost, Trinity enthroned and Christ in a mandorla, Henry II with Cunegundis and Wenceslaus of Bohemia, Annunciation in initial D, Virgin Mary in initial D, Virgin Mary in initial D, Christ in initial D, Descent from the Cross, Archangel Michael, St. John the Baptist in initial D, St. Peter in initial S, St. John the Evangelist in initial S, Wenceslaus of Bohemia in initial M, St. Nicholas in initial S, St. Mary Magdalene in initial S, St. Margaret of Antioch in initial S, Christ with saints and martyrs in heaven, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial A, Burial of the Virgin Mary

Text contents: Prayer to God, Calendar, Added Prayers to St. Francis and St. Elizabeth, Added Prayer for the dedication of a Church, Hours of the Virgin, Suffrages, Hours of the Trinity, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Cross, Hours of All Saints, Prayer in German, Office of the Dead, Litany, Prayer for the community, Prayer for oneself, Prayer for those in adversity, Prayers to the Trinity, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer to St. Michael, Prayers to Saints, Prayers to God, Office of the Burial of the Virgin, Prayers for self and against evildoers, Prayer for rain, Short Psalter, Prayers for self and friends, Added documents

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Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 14th or 15th century pigskin over boards; brass corners and bosses having on the upper cover an inscription in an 18th century hand: Ex auct. Harteriana, Horae B. Marie Virginis

Folio height (in centimeters): 28

Folio width (in centimeters): 19.7

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