W.764, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.764, Vienna book of hours, German, Middle High (ca.1050-1500) (1460-1465 CE, Vienna, Austria)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W764/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.764

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1435-1490

Language(s): German, Latin


Country of production: Austria

City or region of production: Vienna

Illumination contents: Virgin and Child, Christ carrying the Cross, Entombment

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Vigils of the Holy Spirit, Prayer of the Three Kings, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayer to Mary, Prayer to Guardian Angel, Prayer to St. George, Prayer to St. Catherine, Prayer to the Passion of Christ and Good Friday, Prayer to Mary, Prayer for God’s Blessing, Prayers, Added Prayer to St Christopher

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of the Maximilian Schoolbooks

Patron: Prince Maximilian (1459-1519)

Materials: Medium-weight parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound by Abigail Quandt, Walters Art Museum, 1985, with white goatskin over wooden boards and two woven clasps with metal fittings; previous binding eighteenth-century green silk over heavy pasteboard (now housed separately)

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.8

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