M.74, 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/76827


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1495-1545

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome (Hours of the Virgin), Utrecht (Litany, Office of the Dead)

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Unknown

Illumination contents: Last Judgment with male and female owner portraits with St. John the Evangelist and St. Ursula, Annunciation, Visitation in initial D, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Presentation in the Temple, Adoration of the Magi, Massacre of the Innocents, Rosary in initial D, Flight into Egypt, Christ Child standing beneath decorated canopy, King David praying, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Flagellation of Christ, Mocking of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment of Christ, Pentecost, Holy Spirit as a Dove in initial D, Baptism of Christ, Transfiguration, St. Peter Preaching, Mocking of a Prophet, Dove returns to Noah on the ark, Moses and the burning bush, Raising of Lazarus, Virgin of the Apocalypse, St. Anne enthroned with the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, St. Augustine, Mass of St. Gregory, Christ blessing with crossed orb, Trinity in initial O, Archangel Michael, St. John the Baptist, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. James major, Sts. Philip and James, St. John the Evangelist, Sts. Simon and Jude, St. Bartholomew, All Apostles, St. Stephen, St. Sebastian, St. George, St. Christopher, St. Erasmus, St. Anthony, St. Catherine, St. Barbara, St. Agnes, St. Apollonia, St. Margaret, St. Mary Magdalene, Priest administering the Eucharist

Text contents: Prayer: “Libera me domine de morte eterna”, Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Prayers to be said throughout the week, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Office of the Dead, Prayer for brothers devoted to Christ, Prayers at Mass, Obsecro te, Prayer to St. Anne, Prayer of St. Augustine, Other Prayers

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Male and female owner portraits are pictured kneeling on f. 1v with St. John the Baptist and St. Ursula before the Last Judgment.




Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 19th-century stamped pigskin by Gruel; enclosed in maroon chemise and slipcase, which is lettered: Heures.

Folio height (in centimeters): 14

Folio width (in centimeters): 10

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