Ms. 57 (94.ML.26), 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: 1395 – 1445

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Entry into Jerusalem, Four Evangelists, Christ Carrying the Cross, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, St. Christopher, St. Catherine, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in an enclosed garden in initial S, King David praying, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal of Christ, Flagellation of Christ, Celestial Virgin and Child, Descent from the Cross, Pentecost, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Passion according to John, Prayers on Christ’s Passion, Gospel Lection from John, Prayer to the Virgin, Suffrage to St. Christopher, Suffrage to St. Catherine, Suffrage to St. Sebastian, Suffrage to St. Anthony Abbot, Prayer granting Indulgence, Hours of the Virgin, Antiphon to the Virgin for Saturday, Penitential Psalms, Prayer to God the Father, Prayer to Christ, Suffrage to Christ’s Passion, Prayer in Reverence to Christ’s Wounds, Prayer to the Virgin, Verses of St. Bernard, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Spitz Master (French, active about 1415-1425) and Master of Sir John Fastolf (French, active before about 1420-about 1450)


Materials: Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between pasteboard covered with red silk velvet

Folio height (in centimeters): 20.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 15.9

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