W.441, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.441, Book of Hours (Medieval text, Modern illuminations), Latin (1490-1510 CE, Bruges or Ghent, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W441/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.441

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1465-1535

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges or Ghent

Illumination contents: Warming before the Fire, Chopping wood, Making charcoal, Shepherds, Boating party with musician and lovers, Falconing, Reaping, Harvesting wheat, Harvesting vines, Plowing, Slaughtering an ox, Bleeding a pig, Annunciation, Philip of France before Pope Boniface, The Last Supper, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Pentecost, Five wounds of Christ, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Man of Sorrows and Arma Christi, Infant Christ surrounded by saints, Christ in Gethsemane upheld by angel, Entombment, Assumption of the Virgin, The Virgin enthroned

Text contents: Calendar, Liturgy of Easter, Prayers of Pope Boniface VI to recite for indulgence at the elevation of the Host, Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Eucharist, Hours of the Passion, Mass of the Five Wounds, The Passion of Christ according to John, Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget, Office of All Saints, Office of the Body of Christ, Mass of the Body of Christ, Hours of the Virgin for Saturday, Mass of the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: William Caleb Wing

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Thin, well-prepared parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Nineteenth-century purple velvet binding by Léon Gruel (his bookplate number 1397); nineteenth-century metal clasp with allegorical figures

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 12

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