W.179, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.179, Book of Hours, Latin (1460-1470 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W179/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.179

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1460-1470

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Crucifixion, Pentecost, Virgin and Child, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of an innocent, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, Raising of Lazarus, Salvator mundi

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead, Added Devotional Sequence (Suffrage to the Holy Face, Five Verses of St. Gregory, Obsecro te)

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Orbit of Willem Vrelant

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Partially rebound by Walters conservation staff ca. 1996 in brown goatskin leather, sewing new endbands but retaining the nineteenth-century sewing of the textblock, as well as reattaching the pastedowns and facing endleaves, which were hand-decorated with a pattern in yellow and dark blue; page edges gilt; binding at time of purchase by Walters (also imaged here) was early nineteenth-century dark green velvet, probably Italian; resewn on three recessed cords; white and yellow silk endbands; inscription on spine in gold read: “OFFICIUM M.S. IN MEMB”

Folio height (in centimeters): 9.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 6.8

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