M.921, 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/159974

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1446

Language(s): Czech

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Country of production: Czech Republic

City or region of production: Prague?

Illumination contents: Virgin of the Apocalypse, Owner portrait of George Podiebrad in initial P, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Pentecost, Owner portrait of George Podiebrad kneeling before Christ displaying sacred heart, St. Jerome, Owner portrait of George Podiebrad praying before a vision of God, Owner portrait of George Podiebrad praying before a vision of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial H, Annunciation, Crucifixion

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Seven Penitential Psalms, Psalter of St. Jerome

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: This book of hours contains four owner portraits of George Podiebrad, King of Bohemia (1458-1471), on ff. 3r, 12r, 33r, and 94v. The manuscript was given to the king by his wife, Johanna, Baroness Rozmital (d. 1475). The manuscript also contains heraldry on f. 3: above left: azure, an eagle displayed chequy argent and gules, tongued, clawed, and crowned or [Moravia]; above center: gules, a lion rampant tail forked argent, crowned or [Bohemia] beneath a crown or; above right: or, an eagle displayed sable, on its breast a crescent argent [Silesia]; lower left: barry azure and argent a lion rampant gules, crowned or [unidentified (Upper Lusatia?)]; lower right: argent [?], an ox passant gules [Lower Lusatia].

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Binding original?: No

Binding description: 18th-century gold tooled red morocco with blue doublures.

Folio height (in centimeters): 15

Folio width (in centimeters): 10.3

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