W.164, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.164, Prayer Book, including Office of the Dead, Latin (1430-1440 CE, Brabant (?))

Holding institution classification: Prayer book with Office of the Dead

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W164/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.164

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1430-1440

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Tournai or Cambrai (Calendar), Office of the Dead (Li├Ęge)

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Brabant?

Illumination contents: Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ’s Arrest, Christ before Pilate, Flagellation, Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, Office of the Dead, St. John the Evangelist, St. George and the Dragon, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, St. Helen, St. Michael, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Andrew, St. John the Evangelist, St. James Major, Two Apostle Saints, St. Stephen, St. Margaret and the Dragon, St. Anne with Virgin and Child on lap, Two Virgin Saints, St. Maurus, Feast of Relics with evidence of pilgrim’s badge at top right of image, Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket, Four Martyr Saints, St. Martin, St. Nicholas, St. Francis, St. Louis of France, Two confessor saints, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Martyrdom of St. Dionysius, St. Lawrence, St. Nicasius, St. Vincent, St. Clement, All Saints, Kiss of Peace and Mercy, St. Aegydius, St. Lupus, St. Desiderius martyred, St. Julian the Hospitaller and wife

Text contents: Calendar, Added French Prayer to God the Father, Hours of the Passion, Office of the Dead, Passion Sequence of Saint John and Collect, Suffrages, Added Suffrages to Saints Anthony and Barbara

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Patron: Unknown; original owner possibly had Franciscan and Francophile sympathies

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound second half of nineteenth century by Chambolle-Duru, Paris; mustard-colored leather; sewn on five cords, silk endbands in red, yellow, and green, with matching ribbon marker; spine inscribed “LIVRE D’HEURES” and at bottom “MANUSCRIT”; binder’s name in gold on bottom turn-in, inside upper board; edges of pages regilt

Folio height (in centimeters): 13.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 10.2

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