W.279, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.279, Book of Hours, Latin (1470 CE, Bruges (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W279/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.279

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1470

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges?

Illumination contents: Virgin and Child in initial O, Virgin and Child in initial O, Nativity, Visitation, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Presentation in the Temple, Circumcision of Christ, Flight into Egypt and fall of the idol, Coronation of the Virgin, King David Penitent, Office of the Dead, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian in initial O, St. John the Baptist in initial I, Sts. Peter and Paul in initial P, St. James Major in initial O, St. Anthony in initial A, All Saints in initial O, St. Barbara, St. Margaret and the Dragon in initial A, St. Apollonia in initial I, St. Mary Magdalene in initial I, Virgin and Child in initial A

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Added Hymn to the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Loyset LiƩdet orbit

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Medium-thick weight parchment,

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in Belgium(?) in fifteenth or sixteenth century; re-backed and spine received blind tooling ca. 1900; dark reddish brown leather boards; five single bands sewn on; rounded and backed spine; decorative blind tooling repeated four times on upper and lower board; modern green, beige and white end bands with edge bead around core; two silver edge pin fastenings attached to upper board ca. 1900

Folio height (in centimeters): 20

Folio width (in centimeters): 13.9

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