Ms. 6 (84.ML.746), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Catherine Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1455 – 1510

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, Warming before the Fire, Pisces, Pruning Vines, Aries, Picking Flowers, Taurus, Holding a Flowering Branch, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Treading Grapes, Virgo, Sowing, Scorpio, Gathering Acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a Pig, Capricorn, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Last Judgment, Job on the Dung Heap, St. Avia receiving Communion from the Virgin

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Prayer to the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Jean Bourdichon (French, 1457-1521)


Materials: Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered in red velvet over previous covering of tanned leather

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.6

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