W.177, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.177, Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W177/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.177#page/1/mode/2up

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1460-1470

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the temple, Massacre of an innocent, Flight into Egypt and fall of an idol, Christ blessing the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Pentecost, Crucifixion

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, petitions, and collects, Office of the Dead, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: artists in the Circle of Willem Vrelant; Known as: Circle of Guillaume Vrelant

Patron: Might have been created for a member of the Italian community in Bruges

Materials: Well-finished, well-selected, clean white parchment, thin to medium weight, with thicker leaves for inserted miniatures

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Italian eighteenth-century full brown morocco, resewn on three single cords; gilt decorative roll borders on boards with foliate decorations in all corners; flat spine with three panels (not aligned with sewing stations) framed in gilt, each with foliate ornament at center; all edges gilt; twelve modern leather dealer tabs (or remains thereof) at fore-edge; black-speckled blue paper pastedowns

Folio height (in centimeters): 8

Folio width (in centimeters): 6

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