Holding institution title: W.184, Book of Hours, Latin (1460-1470 CE, Bruges (?))
Holding institution classification: Book of Hours
Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD
Digitization status: Digitized
Language(s): Latin, Italian
Use: Rome (Hours of the Virgin)
Country of production: Belgium
City or region of production: Bruges?
Illumination contents: Crucifixion, Pentecost, Virgo lactans, Annunciation, King David Penitent, St. Jerome in penance before Crucifix
Text contents: Added Italian Inscription and Prayer, Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Sequence of John, Hours of the Virgin, Obsecro te, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Psalter of St. Jerome, Office of the Dead, Added Latin and Italian Litany and Prayer
Illuminator: circle of Willem Vrelant.
Patron: Unknown; someone with Franciscan sympathies
Binding original?: No
Binding description: Rebound in the late nineteenth century in Frankfurt, Germany, by L. Stephanus (signed “L. Stephanus Buchbinder” on leather of bottom turn in on upper board and “Frankfurt a. M.” on lower board); sewn on three recessed chords; dark green leather with a Gothic Revival-style engraved gilded metal cross with a carved ivory figure of Christ and with evangelist symbols at ends of the cross arms and various colored cabochons in the upper corners; lower board blind tooled with scrolls inscribed “ihesus” and “maria” in center panel, with pierced gilded corner pieces containing red stones and thin gilded clasps hinged to lower board; page edges painted red and accented with tooled gold pattern including rosettes and fleur-de-lis; white silk ribbon bookmark finished with gold tassel
Folio height (in centimeters): 11
Folio width (in centimeters): 8.1