M.972, 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/145415


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1435 – 1485

Language(s): Latin, Dutch

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: St. John the Baptist, St. Adrian, St. Sebastian, St. Michael, St. Catherine, St. Barbara, St. James, St. Christopher, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Godeleva, St. Henry, St. Margaret, Crucifixion, Male owner portrait and guardian angel, Pentecost, Trinity enthroned, Virgin and Child enthroned with female owner portrait, Pentecost in initial V, St. Bernard, Crucifixion, Christ Child with Instruments of the Passion, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in walled garden, St. John the Evangelist with the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, St. Thomas Becket with vision of Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Pietà, Holy Face, Visitation, Betrayal of Christ, Nativity, Christ Before Pilate, Adoration of the Magi, Christ Carrying the Cross, Presentation in the Temple, Crucifixion, Coronation of the Virgin, Woman wearing hennin playing harp, King David praying, Last Judgment, Office of the Dead, Raising of Lazarus

Text contents: Suffrages, Hours of the Cross, Prayer to one’s guardian angel, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Sequences, Hymn: “Veni creator spiritus mentes”, Eight verses of St. Bernard, Seven Final Words of Christ, Prayer to Christ: “O bone ihesu”, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Prayer: “O iohannes beatissime”, Prayer: “O due gemme celestes maria et iohannes”, Prayer: “Salve regina misericordie”, Seven Celestial Joys of the Virgin, Prayer: “Stabat mater dolorosa”, Prayer to the Holy Face: “Salve sancta facies”, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A male owner portait, dressed in black, kneels before a guardian angel on f. 24r. A female owner portrait, also dressed in black, appears kneeling before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned on f. 32v.





Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound and signed by Johannes Guilebert (his erased inscription on the rear pastedown: “Desen bouc heft ghebonde Jan guill–rt de men heet meese Won̄—-de frere strate”); 15th- or 16th-century dark brown calf over wooden boards, blind stamped with panels, two impressions of the binder’s name (IOHANNES GUILEBERT), two compartments of paired monkeys or birds, and a border of foliage and fruit, separated by a second panel with four birds in medallions, edges gilt and gauffered in lozenge pattern, modern silver clasps.

Folio height (in centimeters): 19.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 13.9

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