W.183, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.183, Book of Hours (Use of Rome), Latin (1460-1470 CE, Bruges, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W183/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.183

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1460-1470

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Pentecost, Christ blessing the Virgin, St. John, St. Luke, St. Matthew in initial C, St. Mark, Pietà in initial O, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul in initial P, St. Andrew in initial A, St. Lawrence in initial L, Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket in initial T, St. Nicholas in initial B, St. Mary Magdalene in initial M, St. Catherine in initial U, St. Margaret and the dragon in initial E, St. Barbara in initial O, St. Apollonia in initial O, St. Scholastica in initial A, Visitation in initial D, Nativity in initial D, Annunciation to the Shepherds in initial D, Adoration of the Magi in initial D, Presentation in the Temple in initial D, Massacre of an innocent in initial D, Flight into Egypt in initial C, Coronation of the Virgin in initial D, David penitent

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Lessons, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Suffrages, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Invocations, Collects, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Circle of Willem Vrelant


Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in France, ca. 1820; black straight-grain goatskin, blind-tooled foliate, rope, and geometric patterns; gold-tooled framing fillets on outer boards, and Greek key designs on turn-ins; marbelized pastedowns; spine inscribed in gold amid three wreaths: HEURES/SUR/VELIN; pink and white silk endbands and pink ribbon marker; housed within a black telescopic case inscribed HEURES in gold

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 6.8

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