W.270, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.270, Book of Hours (Use of Rome), Latin (1440-1450 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W270/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.270

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1415-1475

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Heraldry, Crucifixion, Annunciation, Presentation in the Temple, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Massacre of the Innocents, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Gold Scrolls group

Patron: Unknown; member of the Catalan community in Bruges, and the possibility of Spanish ownership is strengthened by the added seventeenth-century heraldic frontispiece containing arms connected to several families of Spanish origin.

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in Paris, France, ca. nineteenth century, signed R. Petit; brown boarded-grain goatskin; blind-tooled frame design around sides; fleurs-de-lis, leaf, and petal patterns on outer boards; two gold-tooled fillets around outer edges; gold-tooled foliate turn-ins; marbleized pastedowns and facing flyleaves; red, green, and yellow endbands and red ribbon marker

Folio height (in centimeters): 18.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 14.4

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