Holding institution title: Ruskin Hours
Holding institution classification: Book of Hours
Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA
Digitization status: Partially digitized
Date: 1275 – 1325
Use: “Probably use of a northern French diocese.” See “Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection.” The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 292.
Country of production: France
City or region of production: Northeastern France
Illumination contents: Mocking of Christ in initial D, Crucifixion in initial D, Resurrection in initial C, Feasting, Warming before the Fire, Pruning Trees, Picking Flowers, Hawking, Mowing, Reaping, Harvesting Grapes, Sowing seed, Gathering Acorns, Slaughtering a Pig, Baking Bread, Betrayal of Christ in initial D, Two Nuns Singing in initial V, Bishop and the Dove of the Holy Spirit in initial V, Female saint in initial B, Bishop Before a Fire in initial S, Nimbed Monk and Female Saint in initial O, Male Saint and Female Saint in Conversation in initial V, Cleric with Two Assistants in initial T, Mocking of Christ in initial A, Two Men Holding Scrolls in initial L, Men Holding Scrolls in initial C, Two Women Holding Scrolls in initial L, St. Peter in initial G, Nimbed Cleric and Female Saint in initial T, Christ Before King Herod in initial B, Kneeling Saint in Prayer in initial D, Christ Before Caiaphas in initial D, Virgin Mary with Apostles in initial D, Nimbed Man in Conversation in initial T, Male Saint Speaking with Female Saint in initial S, Ascension of Christ in initial D, Pentecost in initial D, St. Peter in initial S, St. Paul in initial N, St. Peter in initial V, Three Male Saints in initial N, Virgin Mary with Several Apostles in initial D, Annunciation in initial D, Young Man Praying to Christ in the Clouds in initial D, Clerics Singing in initial V, Creation of Plants in initial Q, Nun in Prayer in initial D, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial C, Young Man in Prayer before God in initial D, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with Two Men in Prayer in initial S, Virgin Mary and Christ Showing his Wounds in initial S, Virgin Mary Interceding for a Young Man before Christ in initial S, Virgin Mary and an Apostle in initial E, Man Embracing Christ on the Cross in initial D, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with a Saint in initial M, Coronation of the Virgin in initial B, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial S, First Steps of Christ in initial G, Nativity in initial F, Monk (Possibly Franciscan) Preaching in initial C, Christ in Majesty Between the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist in initial C, Young Man and a Devil Before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial O, Coronation of the Virgin in initial O, Apostle Preaching in initial O, Nimbed Cleric Baptizing Another Nimbed and Tonsured Cleric (Baptism of St. Augustine by St. Ambrose?) in initial T, Visitation in initial D, Christ in Majesty in initial D, David Playing the Harp and Two Persons (Owner portraits) Praying in initial J, Man in Prayer in initial D, Nimbed Man Speaking to Two Persons initial D, Three Youths in the Fiery Furnace in initial B, Three Nimbed Heads with the Head of a Man and Head of a Bull in initial L, Two Clerics Singing in initial C, Two Men Playing and a Harp and a Hand Organ in initial L, Virgin Mary with a Book in initial I, Virgin Mary and Christ Child in initial O, Nimbed Man Wearing a Hairshirt in initial B, Virgin Mary in initial D, Nativity in initial D, Monk in Prayer in initial V, David and Goliath in initial B, Nimbed Man Speaking to a Group in initial Q, Man in Prayer in initial V, Deacon in Prayer before a Saint in initial H, Woman in Prayer in initial F, Annunciation to the Shepherds in initial D, Devil Aiming with a Bow an Arrow in initial A, Kneeling Nun in Prayer before Christ in initial L, David Speaking to an Angel in initial L, Virgin Mary Opening a Door to a Woman in initial P, Priest Giving Communion to a Man in initial D, Herod Ordering the Massacre in initial D, Clerics Singing in initial V, Kneeling Woman Praying to Christ in initial A, Man (Bileam?) and a Donkey in initial N, Nimbed Woman and a Devil in initial Q, Virgin Mary Pointing to Books Burning in a Fire in initial G, Deacon Carrying a Book in initial B, Adoration of the Magi in initial D, Descent into Limbo in initial I, God in the Clouds Before a Tower in initial N, Man and Woman Sitting at a Table in initial B, Virgin Mary Taking the Hand of a Person Raised from the Dead in initial P, Newly Resurrected Gazing at the Dove of the Holy Spirit in initial G, Clerics Singing in initial L, Christ Before a Church in initial N, Christ Speaking to Four Men in initial L, Female Saint (Mary?) with a Book and Flowers in initial E, Annunciation in initial A, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with a Saint in initial M, Annunciation in initial D, Flight into Egypt in initial D, Man with a Cross Chasing Away Two Devils in initial S, Young Man in Prayer in initial D, Nimbed Woman Leading a Boy by the Hand in initial S, Crowned Female Saint with a Book and a Martyr’s Palm in initial V, Presentation in the Temple in initial N, Crucifixion in initial G, Christ Enthroned with Angels, Two Seraphim, Two Kneeling Angels in Prayer, Man Kneeling, Flagellation of Christ, Nimbed Bishop with a Staff and a Prophet, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. James, St. John the Evangelist, St. Thomas, St. James, St. Philip, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon, St. Judas Thaddaeus, St. Matthew, Angel Enthroned, St. Luke, St. Barnabas, Five Apostles Enthroned, Three Nimbed Men and a Fourth Without a Halo, Massacre of the Innocents, Two Bishops and a Nimbed Priest, Two Nimbed Abbots and a Nimbed Monk, Noli Me Tangere, St. Felicity, St. Perpetua, St. Agatha, St. Agnes, St. Cecilia, St. Lucy, St. Catherine, St. Anastasia Enthroned, St. Petronilla, Abbess Benedicta, Abbess Bridget, Abbess Gertrude, St. Margaret, St. Barbara, St. Christina, Two Nimbed Females and One Nimbed Abbess with a Croisier, Virgin Mary Enthroned with Two Nimbed Women, Christ Enthroned in initial O
Text contents: Hours of the Cross (incomplete), Calendar, Hours of the Passion, Suffrages, Hours of the Virgin, Litany
Personalization: Potential first male owner pictured on f. 29 praying before the Virgin Mary and apostles, on f. 52v praying to the Virgin and Child, on f. 75 to the Virgin. Man and woman pictured in prayer on f. 64v may also be owners/patrons.
Patron: Potential first male owner pictured on f. 29 praying before the Virgin Mary and apostles, on f. 52v praying to the Virgin and Child, on f. 75 to the Virgin. Man and woman pictured in prayer on f. 64v may also be owners/patrons.
Materials: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment bound between wood boards covered with dark red leather (on inside covers, red morocco with ornament stamped in bold, from earlier eighteenth century binding)
Binding original?: No
Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with dark red leather (on inside covers, red morocco with ornament stamped in bold, from earlier 18th century binding)
Folio height (in centimeters): 26.4
Folio width (in centimeters): 18.3