W.433, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.433, Book of Hours of the family de la Porte, Latin (1510 CE, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W433/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.433

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1510

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges?

Illumination contents: Crucifixion, Pentecost, Annunciation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt and falling idol, King David penitent, Virgin and Child enthroned, Virgin of the Sun on crescent moon

Text contents: Calendar, Suffrage to the Holy Face, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Gospel Sequence of the Passion according to John, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Prayers of the Virgin, Prayer Lamenting Sorrow of the Virgin by the Cross, Indulgence of Pope Julius II, Rhyming Prayer on the Seven Corporeal Joys of the Virgin, Three short prayers to the Virgin centered on peace, Indulgence for 80,000 years

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Follower of Master of the Prayerbooks

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in sixteenth century in eastern France; dark brown calf; gold blocked and tooled, with central oval composed of wreath and foliated scrolls, with similar design on both front and back cover; spine contains gold-tooled inscription: “ANNO / CAROLUS / *DE*LA* / PORTE / SIT. VITA COMOE / DIA / 1577” (Let life be a comedy)

Folio height (in centimeters): 12.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.3

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