W.208, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.208, Book of Hours, Latin (1470 CE, Antwerp(?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W208/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.208

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1445-1495

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Antwerp?

Illumination contents: Crucifixion, Pentecost, Virgo lactans, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt and fall of an idol, Death of the Virgin, King David praying

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin with Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Orbit of Lieven van Lathem

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Bound in Belgium in the second half of the fifteenth century; dark brown leather over wooden boards, sewn on three cords; possibly rebacked in the eighteenth century; covers blind tooled with patterns of foliage, birds, and lions; red and green silk endbands; traces of gilding on page edges but mostly scraped off; traces of spots for fasteners on fore-edge of boards

Folio height (in centimeters): 11.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 8.4

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