W.5, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/181750

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1425 -1500

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Unknown

Illumination contents: Annunciation, King David Praying, Pietà with kneeling male owner portrait and heraldry, St. Claudius of Besançon, Death Personified in initial D

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Obsecro te

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A male owner portrait appears on f. 114v kneeling before the Pietà. The male owner wears a suit of armor, helmet removed, and carries a shield (quartered, black eagle with red wings on silver ground in 1 and 4, 4 squares alternating red and silver sprinkled with white dots in 2 and 3). This shield is also found on ff. 13r, 81r, and 143r. On f. 115r, the initials L P encircled by a red cord appear.

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Binding original?: No

Binding description: Belgian 19th-century russet morocco, blind-stamped, signed Dewatines, in brown oasis solander case by Julia Parker Wightman.

Folio height (in centimeters): 12.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 8.5

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