W.263, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.263, Book of Hours, Latin (1440-1450 CE, Tournai (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W263/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.263

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1415-1475

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Tournai?

Illumination contents: Mass of St. Gregory, Crucifixion, Trinity enthroned, Annunciation, Crucifixion in initial D, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, Funeral Service, Virgin and Child enthroned

Text contents: Poem on Death in French (added in the fifteenth century), Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead, Added Devotional Sequence, Four Gospel Sequences, Athanasian Creed, Prayer to Christ

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Circle of the Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Ghent Privileges

Patron: Unknown; first owner probably female given the quantity of female saints

Materials: Parchment medium to heavy weight

Binding original?: No

Binding description: France, ca. 1900; brown morocco; resewn on five cords; spine rounded and backed; gilt title “HORAE” in second compartment, “GRUEL” in minute gilt capitals at tail; modern endbands in yellow and crimson silk; edges trimmed, regilt

Folio height (in centimeters): 19.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 14.7

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