Ms. 40 (90.ML.139), 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: 1380 – 1435

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Utrecht?

Illumination contents: Betrayal of Christ, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial D, Christ Before Pilate, Christ Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Lamentation, Entombment of Christ, Last Judgment, Angel Holding the Sudarium in initial D, Office of the Dead, Four Souls in Hell in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Masters of Dirc van Delf (Dutch, active about 1400-about 1410), Attributed to Johannes de Malborch (Dutch)

Patron: Albrecht of Bavaria, Count of Holland

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

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with purple velvet

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.7

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