W.165, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.165 Loftie Hours, Dutch (mid 15th c., Netherlands)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W165/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.165#page/1/mode/2up

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1425-1475

Language(s): Flemish

Use: Utrecht (Calendar)

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Utrecht ?

Illumination contents: Arrest of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, Virgin and Child Enthroned, Man of Sorrows in the tomb with the instruments of the Passion, Last Judgment, Veronica with the veil, Five Wounds of Christ, Holy Cross with symbols of the Four Evangelists, St. Anthony, St. John the Baptist, St. Sebastian, St. Catherine, St. Agnes, St. Barbara, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Short Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms and Litany, Prayer for the Dead, Three Prayers to the Virgin, Two Prayers to Christ, Prayer to the Face of Christ, Prayer to the Five Wounds of Christ, Prayer to the Holy Cross, Prayer to Christ (added in the sixteenth century), Suffrages for Saints, Luke’s account of the Incarnation (added in the sixteenth century), Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Two scribes, one hand responsible for the majority of text; a different, less professional hand responsible for added prayers in the same script on fols. 114v-115v and 128v-130r

Illuminator: Masters of the Delft Grisailles

Patron: Unknown (illegible)

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Probably fifteenth-century; worn brown calf over boards, panel-stamped in blind; frame of double fillets enclosing two rectangular panel stamps, each 5.0 x 7.1 cm, of two files of three mythological beasts and grotesques, surrounded by an inscription in Gothic script (inscription illegible and beasts not identifiable because of wear to the binding); sewn on four raised bands, rebacked; post-medieval brass catch and clasp; all edges gilt

Folio height (in centimeters): 14.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.5

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