W.239, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.239, Book of Hours, Latin (1430-1445 CE, Bruges (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W239/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.239

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1430-1445

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges?

Illumination contents: Woman holding a white chain attached to a coat of arms, St. Margaret and the dragon, St. Margaret guarding sheep in initial G, St. Sebastian, St. Sebastian in initial O, St. Anthony, Temptation of St. Anthony in initial O, Crucifixion, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Massacre of an Innocent, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Added Suffrages to Saints Margaret, Sebastian, and Anthony, Hours of the Cross, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Litany, Petitions, Collects

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of the Gold Scrolls and followers

Patron: De Mailly branch of the Mametz family of Picardy

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Early nineteenth-century French red leather binding; gold tooling with foliate and floral designs on boards and spine; similar to binding signed Gaudreau, although no signature is present; gilded title on spine reads “Officium M. S.”; page edges are gilded

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.3

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