S.14, 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/161058


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1475 – 1525

Language(s): German, Latin


Country of production: Austria or Germany

City or region of production: Tyrol or southern Germany

Illumination contents: German heraldry (sable a griffin or surmounted by a hermit amid vine scroll), German heraldry surmounted by a crowned helmet and a ram flanked by wings, Annunciation, Christ as Man of Sorrows, Betrayal of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Crucifixion with kneeling male owner portrait, Entombment of Christ with the Virgin Mary pierced by a sword, Pierà, Entombment of Christ, Dove of the Holy Spirit, Christ as Man of Sorrows supported by an Angel, God the Father enthroned instructing kneeling man, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Trinity enthroned, St. Veronica holding veil, Priest saying mass at altar, Nativity, Resurrection of Christ, Ascension of Christ, Pentecost, Last Judgment, St. Sebastian, Souls borne to heaven by angels, St. Sebastian, St. John the Evangelist, St. Barbara, St. Catherine

Text contents: Inscriptions, Hours of the Joys of the Virgin, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayer to the Virgin: “Ein schön gepet von unnser Lieben frawen”, Prayers for Communion, Prayer to the Trinity: “Ein schon gebet von der heiligen drivaltigkeit darynn der mensch iesu christe”, Prayers: “Hiernach volget ein andechtigs gebet dem menschen nůtz an Sel an Leib”, Morning Prayer: “Das gepet sprich so du des morgenns aufgestanden bist”, Prayer to the Veil of Veronica, Communion Prayers, Prayer for Souls, Prayer for Mass, Indulgence Prayer, Prayer for a Good Death, Prayer for Christmas, Prayer for Epiphany, Prayer for Easter, Prayer for Ascension, Prayer for Pentecost, Prayer for Judgment Day, Prayer to the Guardian Angel of Johannes von Neumarkt, Prayer to the Apostles, Prayer to St. Christopher, Prayer to St. Sebastian, Prayer for All Souls, Plague Prayer with Indulgence, Prayer to St. Sebastian, Ars Moriendi with exemplum of the Pope and the Chaplain, Prayer to All Saints, Prayer to John the Baptist, Prayer to John the Evangelist, Prayer to the Apostles, Prayer to the Evangelists, Prayer to Martyrs, Prayer to St. Barbara, Prayer to St. Catherine, Prayer to the Cross

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A male owner portrait appears on f. 51v kneeling before the Crucifixion. A possible second owner portrait appears on f. 113v, kneeling before God the Father enthroned. The owner’s name may have been Sebastian, based on two miniatures of the saint appearing on ff. 193v and 205r. Four full-page heraldic compositions appear in the manuscript; those on ff. 3v and 5v have been digitized. On fol. 1r, the date “Anno 1620 3 Apprill” appears. On fols. 1v-2r, the date “Anno 1635” appears. On fol. 2v, the dates “3 Juni Anno D. 1579” and “1640 (or 1648)” appear. On fol. 3r, the dates “1517” and (in a different hand) “1518” appear. The manuscript was owned in the 17th-century by the Frölich family of Innsbruck (inscriptions on front pastedown include: Johan Baptista Alegro, Madelena Frolich, Johan Battista Frellich). Alegro, Frolich, Frellich and Frellichin are variants on the same family name. These inscriptions were probably added when manuscript was cut down and re-bound in the 17th century. Under coat the of arms on fol. 5v the name Johannes Bap…. Voeths apepars. And under the coat of arms on fol. 6r the name Magdalena Frellichin appears.





Binding original?: No

Binding description: 17th-century brown morocco over 15th-century boards, 4 holes in corners and one at center on upper and lower covers for bosses, now lost; originally with two spaced clasps, now with one leather clasp with brass fitting at center, very badly attached; three sewing bands on spine.

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 7.5

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