W.437, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.437, Aussem Hours, Latin (1500-1525 CE, Cologne, Germany)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W437/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.437

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1475-1550

Language(s): Latin, German


Country of production: Germany

City or region of production: Cologne

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation in initial D, Bathsheba observed by David with David sending Uriah into Battle, King David Penitent in initial D, Crucifixion, Christ before Pilate in initial P, Mass of St. Gregory, Mocking of Christ in initial O, Christ carrying the Cross, Entombment in initial E, Celebration of mass with Aussem family member receiving eucharist, Christ holding an orb, Coronation of the Virgin in initial D, Adoration of the Magi, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Erasmus, Sts. Catherine and Barbara

Text contents: Calendar, Easter Table, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Invocations, Collects, Hours of the Cross, Prayers of St. Gregory, Prayers on the Sufferings of Christ, Prayers on the Virgin Mary, Prayers on God the Father, Prayers on the Cross, Prayers of the Sacred Sacrament, Sunday Vespers and Compline, Prayer to the Three Magi, Prayer to St. Peter, Prayer to St. Paul, Prayer to St. Erasmus, Prayer to St. Catherine

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Aussem family in Cologne, Germany

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Germany, sixteenth century; brown leather over wooden boards with stamped designs of fleurs-de-lis, rosettes, unicorns, Cologne heraldry, St. Paul under an arch; holes visible where clasps (now missing) were originally attached

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.1

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