W.427, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.427, Book of Hours, Latin (1500 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W427/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.427

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1500

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Warming before the Fire, Aquarius, Pruning espalier tree, Pisces, Plowing, Aries, Tending to sheep, Taurus, Lute player and woman in boat, Gemini, Shearing sheep, Cancer, Scything, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Sowing seed, Libra, Crushing grapes, Scorpio, Slaughtering Ox, Sagittarius, Slaughtering pig, Capricorn, Salvator mundi, Crucifixion, Pentecost, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Bathsheba observed by David, Raising of Lazarus, Pietà

Text contents: Calendar, Suffrage to the Holy Face, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Athanasian Creed

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown; influenced by: Master of the Prayerbooks, the Master of the Dresden Prayerbook, and the Master of the David Scenes

Patron: Unknown woman; female patron with Franciscan affinity,

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Nineteenth- or twentieth-century re-binding from France by Léon Gruel; worn crimson velvet; rounded spine; white edgebead on endbands; gilt edges pre-Gruel

Folio height (in centimeters): 9.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 6.5

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