W.423, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.423, Book of Hours (for use of Rome), Latin (1500-1510 CE, Ghent or Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W423/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.423

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1475-1535

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Ghent or Bruges

Illumination contents: N/A

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead, Obsecro te, Psalter of St. Jerome

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: associate of the Master of the Dresden Prayerbook

Patron: Unknown; reference to a deceased female named “N” in Office of the Dead

Materials: Very thin parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in Germany (?) in seventeenth century; silver alloy (.25 mm thick) on top of wooden boards; allegorical theme of Eloquence triumphing over Force on upper board, Contentment of Love on lower board

Folio height (in centimeters): 7

Folio width (in centimeters): 4.6

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