W.87, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.87, Incomplete Book of Hours, Latin (1310-1320 CE, Flanders (Ghent?))

Holding institution classification: Incomplete Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W87/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.87

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1310-1320

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Unknown

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Ghent?

Illumination contents: The Holy Face, Pelican wounding chest to feed young

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Added Communion Prayer (fourteenth century)

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Sixteenth-century brown calf binding; rebacked in the nineteenth-twentieth century by Léon Gruel; front and back boards are stamped with framing fillets; two vertical bands at the center are inhabited by six animals within vine spirals; on front and back boards an inscription around the central panels writes “DEUS DET / NOBIS SUA[M] PACE[M] ET / POST MORTE[M] / VITA[M] ETERNA[M] AMEN,” spine rounded and backed; yellow formerly on the edges has been scraped; a comparable binding layout with inscription and panels with pairs of animals is signed by the Flemish binder Iohannes Bosscaert on a book printed in 1526 (Weale 1894, no. 416)

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 6.7

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