M.854, 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/158989

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1440-1505

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Spain

City or region of production: Burgos or Segovia?

Illumination contents: St. Veronica and veil, Aquarius as flowering plant, Feasting, Pisces, Catching fish, Aries, Blowing horns, Taurus, Holding a branch, Gemini, Falconing, Cancer, Mowing, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Making barrels, Libra, Gathering grapes, Scorpio, Making barrels, Sagittarius, Gathering acorns, Capricorn, Slaughtering a pig, Male owner portrait kneeling with guardian angel and Archangel Michael before God enthroned, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, Crucifixion, Trinity enthroned, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Pietà, Last Judgment, Raising of Lazarus, Three Living and the Three Dead, St. Christopher, St. Catherine, Archangel Michael, St. Andrew, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Sebastian, St. Ildefonsus, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Last Supper, Pentecost, All Saints, Mass of St. Gregory

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Throne of God, Apostles’ Creed, Athanasian Creed, Suffrage of St. John the Baptist, Gospel Sequence from John, Passion according to John, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Trinity, Hours of the Virgin, Mass of the Virgin, Seven Joys of the Virgin, Obsecro te, Prayer against enemies, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Prayer of St. Bernard, Hours of the Sacrament, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of All Saints, Office of the Dead for Monday, Stabat Mater, Little Hours of the Virgin for Saturday

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Probably made for the Infante Don Alfonso de Castile (1453-1468), younger brother of Isabella the Catholic (arms of Castile and Léon in the manuscript). Male owner portrait appears kneeling with his guardian angel and Archangel Michael before God the Father on f. 15v.

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Binding original?: No

Binding description: Spanish 18th-century red morocco, gilt-tooled with arms of Philip V of Spain in center, in marbled slipcase.

Folio height (in centimeters): 22.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 16.2

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