W.176, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.176, Suchtelen Hours, Latin (1490-1500 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W176/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.176

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1475-1525

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Man feasting, Aquarius, Pruning, Pisces, Digging, Aries, Man with a branch, Gemini, Man with a scythe, Cancer, Man reaping, Leo, Man threshing, Virgo, Crushing grapes, Libra, Sowing seed, Scorpio, Man gathering acorns, Capricorn, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Virgin and John the Evangelist in initial O, Christ child in initial O, St. Michael vanquishing female demon in initial M, St. John the Baptist in initial I, Sts. Peter and Paul in initial P, St. James Major in initial O, St. Christopher in initial A, St. Sebastian in initial B, St. Blasius in initial A, St. Anthony of Padua in initial S, St. Francis in initial S, St. Catherine in initial U, St. Barbara in initial A, St. Mary Magdalene in initial M

Text contents: Calendar, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to Christ, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown; artists working in the style of the Master of the Prayerbooks

Patron: Unknown; owner associated with Franciscan Order and Utrecht diocese

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Re-bound in seventeenth-century dark crimson leather with beveled edges, produced in France or Russia; black border with gilt foliate design, ribbed spine with same gilt design and initials “O. B. V.”; gilt page edges, cast and pierced metal clasp that hinges from upper board

Folio height (in centimeters): 7.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 5.2

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