W.184, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.184, 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/W184/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.184

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1460-1470

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

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: circle of Willem Vrelant.

Patron: Unknown; someone with Franciscan sympathies

Materials: Parchment

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

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