W.169, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.169, Hours of Pastor Denys, Latin (1400-1425 CE, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W169/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.169

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1400-1450

Language(s): Latin

Use: Bruges and Arras (Hours of the Virgin)

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges or Ghent

Illumination contents: Christ before Pilate, Flagellation of Christ, Christ carrying the Cross, Lamentation, Entombment, Apocalyptic Virgo Lactans, Last Judgment in initial D, Sts. John the Baptist and Peter, Sts. Christopher and Anthony, Sts. Cornelius and Livin, Daniel in the Lions’ Den, Sts. Catherine and Elizabeth of Hungary and Barbara

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayers to God the Father, Hours of the Cross, Salutations to the Virgin, Five Joys of Mary, Prayers of St. Calixtus Pope, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms and Litany, Devotional Sequence on the Virgin, Eight Verses of Saint Bernard, Prayers to the Virgin, Prayer on the Seven Last Words of Christ, Gospel Sequence of John, Prayers to the Cross, to God the Father, and Christ, Prayer on the Sorrow of the Virgin by the Cross, Seven Joys of the Virgin, Apostles’ Salutation to the Virgin, Suffrages, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Cross, Psalms and Athanasian Creed, Communion Prayers, Three Prayers Referring to Teaching of Holy Man

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Unknown; woman’s use in Bruges or Ghent. Although her name is Unknown (as are those subsequent earlier owners), its first folio bears the later ownership inscription of Pastor Denys, ca. 1700.

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century binding by Léon Gruel, Paris; purple velvet over cardboard with gilt edges

Folio height (in centimeters): 16

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.5

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