W.85, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.85, Book of Hours (incomplete), Latin (1300-1310 CE, Ghent)

Holding institution classification: Incomplete Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W85/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.85

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1300-1310

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Ghent

Illumination contents: Balaam riding a donkey in initial L, Paul being beheaded in initial T, Martyrdom of St. Stephen in initial D, Christ blessing in initial C, Christ enthroned holding orb in initial L, King David blessing in initial E, Woman standing among trees in initial O, Seated woman holding book in initial E, Apostle holding a scroll in initial C, King’s bust in initial A, Evangelist Mark in initial N, Dominican monk writing on a scroll in initial Q, Crucifixion and owner portrait in initial D, St. Catherine of Alexandria and a kneeling knight in initial D, Samson wrestling a lion in initial F, The Entombment in initial D, John the Baptist in initial D, St. Martin dividing his cloack in initial L, Apostle holding white book and cross in initial B, Seated scribe writing on a scroll in initial N, John the Evangelist in initial L, King David praying before an altar in initial B, Seated man in initial D, Mary Magdalene holding an ointment jar in initial D, Martyrdom of Apostle Peter in initial D, Martyrdom of John the Evangelist in initial D

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin (incomplete), Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, and Collects

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Owner portrait (female) pictured kneeling in margin before an image of the Crucifixion on f. 32r

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: use of a woman with Dominican ties

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French green velvet binding, now mostly worn away, late nineteenth or early twentieth century, and likely by Léon Gruel; boards are thin pasteboard; tightly sewn, with white and green silk endbands; edges gilt; traces of fastener visible in middle of fore-edge on both boards

Folio height (in centimeters): 6.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 4.7

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