W.438, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.438, Prayer Book (Use of Rome), Dutch; Flemish (1480-1490 CE, Bruges or Ghent, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Prayer book

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W438/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.438

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1455-1515

Language(s): Dutch, Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges or Ghent

Illumination contents: St. John the Evangelist with male and female owner portraits, Christ revealing his wounds in initial O, Two angels holding the eucharistic host in initial O, Christ as salvator mundi, Female manuscript owner venerating the crucifix, Christ child blessing in initial O, Virgin and Child enthroned, Virgin of the sun and crescent moon with Christ Child in initial O, St. John the Evangelist in initial I, Pentecost in initial U, Mass and kneeling couple in initial H, Christ emerging from tomb with Arma Christi, Raising of Lazarus, Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, Christ driving merchants from the temple, Christ and an adulteress, Last Supper, Christ washing Apostles’ feet, Resurrected Christ and Virgin, Agony and Betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ before the High Priest and the denial of Peter, Christ before Pilate, Flagellation of Christ, Christ Carrying the Cross with Veronica extending the veil, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment

Text contents: Calendar, Suffrages, Devotions on Infancy and Passion of Christ, Prayer to the Wound in Christ’s Side, Prayer to Christ, Female Suppliant’s Prayer for Confession, Lord’s Prayer in Flemish, Communion Prayers, Daily Prayers and Psalms for Recitation, Communion and Various Prayers, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Daily Meditations on Passion Episodes on Passion Episodes a week before Crucifixion, Meditations on Passion Episodes before and after Crucifixion

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: followers of Willem Vrelant of Bruges

Patron: unnamed couple

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Eighteenth-century brown calf binding, Belgium; gilt vine and floral border on upper and lower boards; floral, gilt border lining upper and lower board; rounded spine in six sections with lozenge shapes and gilt floral decoration; gilt title on spine “ROOMSCH/ GETY.[DE].BOEK.”; edges decorated with figures of Christ, St. John, and the Virgin

Folio height (in centimeters): 15.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 11

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