W.721, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.721, Book of Hours, Latin (1450 CE, Bruges (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W721/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.721

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1450

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges?

Illumination contents: Salvator mundi, Raising of Lazarus, Pentecost, All Saints, Crucifixion, Virgin of Humility, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, St. Jerome in his study

Text contents: Calendar, Athanasian Creed, Sunday Office of the Trinity, Monday Office of the Dead, Tuesday Office of the Holy Spirit, Wednesday Office of All Saints, Thursday Office of the Sacrament, Friday Hours of the Cross, Saturday Hours of the Virgin, Mass for Forgiveness of Sins, Suffrage to St. Sebastian, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead, Psalter of St. Jerome, Prayer, Closing Formulas, Selection of Seven Verses of St. Gregory

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Masters of the Gold Scrolls, Influenced by artists of Turin-Milan Hours

Patron: Unknown Male owner, depicted with an inscribed scroll on first illuminated text opening (fol. 17r) in lower border; his image possibly conflated with image of Lazarus

Materials: thin to medium-weight parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in Spain, ca. nineteenth century; brown calf sewn on four recessed cords; hollow spine with gilt decoration in five compartments, the second compartment contains a Spanish title of gilt letters reading “Oraciones a la virgen”; repairs made by Bentzel in 1935; gilt edges

Folio height (in centimeters): 14.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 10.7

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