W.172, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.172, Book of Hours, Use of Augustinian Canons of Windesheim Chapter

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W172/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.172

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1425-1475

Language(s): Latin

Use: Augustinian Canons of Windesheim

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Ghent

Illumination contents: Agony in the garden of Gethsemane, Annunciation, Betrayal and arrest of Christ, Visitation in initial D, Christ before Pilate, Annunciation to the Shepherds in initial D, Flagellation, Nativity in initial D, Christ carrying the cross, Adoration of the Magi in initial D, Crucifixion, Presentation in the Temple in initial D, Descent from the Cross, Flight into Egypt in initial D, Entombment, Massacre of an Innocent in initial C, Virgin of Humility, King David penitent in initial D, Funeral service and Purgatory, Raising of Lazarus in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Devotional Sequence, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Prayers, Office of the Dead, Nine Lessons, Prayers, Added Magnificat (seventeenth-century)

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of the Ghent Privileges and associates

Patron: Augustinian Canons of the Windesheim Chapter

Materials: Medium to heavy parchment, well prepared; Flyleaves are wove paper; front flyleaf ii has a watermark with the word “HILD,” and back flyleaf i has a unicorn watermark

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound with red-brown velvet in Belgium (?), late nineteenth century; spine rounded, backed at that time; endbands glued, with striped cloth around cord core; edges speckled with red; pastedowns and facing flyleaves made of purple-gray and white marbleized paper

Folio height (in centimeters): 21.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 16.3

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