W.218, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.218, Book of Hours (Cistercian), Latin (1440-1440 CE, Hainaut (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W218/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.218

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1415-1465

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Hainaut?

Illumination contents: Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal and Arrest of Christ, Mocking of Christ, Flagellation of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment and Lamentation, Bleeding wound on cloth held by two angels

Text contents: Two Prayers to Christ, Prayer on the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, Prayer to the Virgin for Female Suppliant, Fourteen Invocations to Christ’s Head Crowned with Thorns, Face, Eyes, Mouth and Throat, Ears, Neck, Hands and Arms, Chest, Wounded Side, Knees, Feet, Body on the Cross, Blood, and Soul, Four Prayers to St. Barbara, Calendar, Two Prayers to the Wound in Christ’s Side, Devotions to the Holy Face, Two Prayers to the Virgin for Female Suppliant, Five Joys of the Virgin, Prayer to Christ, Five Rhyming Aves to Christ’s Passion, Prayer to Christ for Female Suppliant, Prayer to Mary Magdalene for Female Suppliant, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to the Angel who Comforted Christ when He Sweated Blood and Prayer to God, Rhyming Prayer to St. George, Prayer to the Virgin, Two Prayers to Christ, Rhyming Prayer on the Sorrows of the Virgin by the Cross with Indulgence, Prayer to Saints John the Evangelist, Peter, and Paul, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to the Good Thief for Female Suppliant, Prayer to Christ, Prayer to St. Michael, Communion Prayer, Prayer to Guardian Angel and Prayer to God for Forgiveness of the Sins of the Female Suppliant, Three Devotions of the Virgin (third specifying “.N.”), Seven Joys of the Virgin, Devotions to St. Anne, Four Prayers to Christ, Prayer to the Virgin, Rhyming Prayer to St. John the Baptist, Prayer to St. Nicholas, Suffrage to St. Christopher, Eight Verses of St. Bernard, Prayer to God, Suffrages to St. Barbara and St. Catherine, Prayer to Christ on the Cross, Prayer for Recitation Towards Midnight Before the Nativity of Christ and Prayer to God, Confession and Communion Prayers, Prayer on the Seven Words of Christ from the Cross for Female Suppliant, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Athanasian Creed, Anointing of the Infirm, Prayer for Assumption of Soul after Death, Versicle, Thirteen Cues to Responsories, Versicles, Psalms, Antiphon, Prayer to God for Male and Female Suppliants, Cues to Invocations after Penitential Psalms for Female and Male Suppliants, Prayer to God for Soul of the Virgin, Apostle’s Creed, Added Prayers in Latin and French, Hours of the Cross

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Unknown; female patron with Cistercian connections

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in England or France in the sixteenth century; dark brown calf skin over wooden boards with top and bottom left corners beveled, top and bottom right corners missing; boards decorated with panel produced by roll; naturally rounded and backed spine; pink and green silk endbands

Folio height (in centimeters): 16

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.5

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