W.178, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.178, Book of Hours, Latin (1500 CE, Bruges (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W178/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.178

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1475-1525

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges?

Illumination contents: Salvator Mundi, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Pentecost, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of th Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Last Judgment, Raising of Lazarus, Trinity, God the father blessing, Man of sorrows gesturing to side wound, Dove of the Holy Spirit, Pietà, The Virgin and St. John the Evangelist before the Cross, St. Michael vanquishing devils, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist blessing the Chalice, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. James Major, Apostles, St. Stephen, St. Lawrence, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. George and the dragon, St. Nicholas, St. Anthony, St. Anne with the Virgin and Child, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Margaret, St. Barbara, St. Apollonia, Mass of St. Gregory, Christ Child with Whirligig, Man of sorrows emerging from tomb with arma christi

Text contents: Calendar, Suffrage to the Holy Face, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Office of the Dead, Devotional Sequence, Suffrages, Seven Verses of St. Gregory and Devotional Sequence, Passion According to St. John, Mass of the Virgin, Two Prayers added early by owners

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: in the style of the Master of the Prayerbook

Patron: for original owner named Philip (“Philipum” inscribed on line 1 of fol. 214v)

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in France at the beginning of the twentieth century with dark red velvet; sewn on five double cords or tawed thongs; eighteenth-century Flemish cast silver guards with foliate designs, catch and clasp centered at fore-edge; the clasp shows inside a monogram “AG” that was likely added later

Folio height (in centimeters): 9.1

Folio width (in centimeters): 6.6

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