Ms. Ludwig IX 12 (83.ML.108), 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: 1460

Language(s): Latin, Catalan

Use: Rome

Country of production: Italy

City or region of production: Naples

Illumination contents: Slaughtering a Pig, Sowing, Tending Feet, Picking Flowers, Hawking, Picking Fruit, Reaping, Threshing, Harvesting Grapes, Making Wine, Gathering Wood, Warming before the Fire, Annunciation, Visitation, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, First Steps of Jesus, Christ among the Doctors, Marriage at Cana, Christ and an Apostle in Conversation in initial D, Virgin Mary Nourished by an Angel, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal of Christ, Christ before Herod, Christ Carrying the Cross, Christ Nailed to the Cross, Crucifixion, Entombment of Christ, Pentecost, Trinity Enthroned, Priest Celebrating Mass, Office of the Dead, King David Praying, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Annunciation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Resurrection, Ascension, Pentecost, Assumption of the Virgin and St. Thomas Receiving the Virgin’s Girdle, Archangel Michael, Guardian Angel with Male Owner Portrait, Doubting Thomas, St. Bartholomew with a kneeling King and Queen, Baptism of Christ, St. Anthony and a devil, St. Anthony preaching, St. Eligius, St. Sebastian, St. Christopher, Hermit Honofrius, St. Leonard, St. Bernardino, St. Vincent, All Saints, Pietà

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Psalm 109, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Office of the Dead, Penitential Psalms, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A male owner portrait appears, kneeling beside a guardian angel, before an image of Christ in judgment on f. 305v. Portraits of a king and queen kneel before St. Bartholomew on f. 309v.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown


Materials: Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with Spanish brown calf

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.1

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.1

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