W.173, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.173, Book of Hours, Latin (1440-1450 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W173/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.173

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1440-1450

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Annunciation in initial D, Betrayal and Arrest of Christ, Visitation in initial D, Christ before Pilate, Nativity in initial D, Flagellation of Christ, Annunciation to the Shepherds 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, Massacre of the Innocents in initial D, Entombment, Flight into Egypt in initial C, St. Nicholas, St. Francis, Last Judgment

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Devotional Sequence, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Seven Requests to our Lord, Devotional Sequence, French Prayer to the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Patron: Unknown original female patron was especially devoted to Franciscan and French saints

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in Belgium in the third quarter of the seventeenth century in red leather with gold tooled designs of foliage and eight-pointed stars; sewn on five double or slit-tawed straps at original stations; pastedowns of high quality, with gold foliate designs pressed into an orange ground; spine rounded and possibly backed, with parchment patch liners; gilded designs on raised bands as well as between, and gilt title reads “OFFICIUM BEATAE MARIAE”; pink and white endbands with edge-bead around core; page edges gilt

Folio height (in centimeters): 25.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 17.2

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