Ms. 2 (84.ML.67), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1450-1455

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Ghent?

Illumination contents: Warming before the Fire, Aquarius, Chopping Trees, Pisces, Digging, Aries, Picking Flowers, Taurus, Hawking and Courting, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Making Wine, Libra, Sowing seed, Scorpio, Gathering Acorns for Pigs, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a Pig, Capricorn, Saint Veronica Displaying the Sudarium, Saint Christopher, Saint George and the Dragon, All Saints, The Crucifixion, Pentecost, The Virgin and Child with Angels, The Virgin and Child, Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Luke, Saint Matthew, The Agony in the Garden, The Annunciation in initial D, The Betrayal of Christ, The Visitation in initial D, Christ Before Pilate, The Nativity in initial D, The Flagellation, The Annunciation to the Shepherds in initial D, The Way to Calvary, The Adoration of the Magi in initial D, Christ Nailed to the Cross, The Presentation to the Temple in initial D, Descent from the Cross, The Massacre of the Innocents in initial D, The Entombment, The Flight into Egypt in initial C, The Coronation of the Virgin, The Last Judgment, David in Prayer, Office of the Dead, The Virgin and Child, Decorated Initial S, The Virgin and Child Enthroned within a Church, The Pietà in initial O

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Holy Face of Christ, Prayer to Saint Christopher, Prayer to Saint George, Prayer to All Saints, Hours of the Cross, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Oratio, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Prayer to the Holy Face of the Virgin, Obsecro Te

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Marginal figures (two male, one female) on f. 13v perhaps donor/owner portraits

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of Guillebert de Mets (Flemish, active about 1410-1450), and Master of the Lee Hours (Flemish, active about 1450-1470), and Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander (Flemish, active about 1440-1460)


Materials: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound between pasteboard covered with late sixteenth-century Flemish (?) calf

Folio height (in centimeters): 19.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 14

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