S.12, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/161048


Digitization status: Not digitized

Date: 1500 – 1575

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Brussels?

Illumination contents: Unknown

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Lection from John, The Passion according to Matthew, The Passion According to Mark, The Passion according to Luke, The Passion according to John, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Obsecro te, Prayer: “Missus est Gab…”, Office of the Conception, Prayer: “Conditor celi”, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Added prayers (seventeenth century)

Hours intercalated?:






Binding original?: No

Binding description: Dyed straw in geometric patterns over boards, spine rebacked; upper cover has a cross with star decoration in center panel; lower cover has central panel on which a blue paper rectangle is affixed with nails at corners; glued onto this at center is either a drawing in brown ink or engraving of the standing Christ wearing the Crown of Thorns, loin cloth, flesh dotted with dripping blood from whipping, red blood streaks painted onto the body. According to Deborah Evetts, straw bindings of this type were made for books by Napoleonic prisoners.

Folio height (in centimeters): 18.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.9

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