W.88, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.88, Book of Hours, Latin (1300-1310 CE, French Flanders (Cambrai?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W88/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.88

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1300-1325

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Cambrai

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Cambrai?

Illumination contents: Woman leads horse drawing harrow, Man and woman baking, Men playing ball and racket game, Men playing hockey, Monkeys singing, Tennis game, Tennis game, Resurrection in initial D, Men climbing, Man and woman cooking, Dancing monkeys, Man playing harp and dog dancing, Monkeys playing chess, Men playing tennis, Man pushing a chariot with dog.

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Litany, Five Joys of the Virgin attributed to St. Edmund of Canterbury, Prayer to Mary, Prayer of Invocation to the Holy Spirit, Office of the Dead, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to the Virgin Attributed to Philip the Chancellor of Paris, Two Melodies to the Virgin, Sequence to the Virgin, Added Prayers Concerning the Passion of Christ (sixteenth century), Palindromic Square in Roman Capitals: “Sator/arepo/temet/opera/rotas”

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Owner portrait (female) depicted praying before Christ resurrected on f. 100v

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: female owner suggested by portrait of a woman praying before Christ resurrected on fol. 100v

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Seventeenth-century brown morocco; front and back cover stamped with gilt armorial shield of Charles Emmanuel II, duke of Savoy, 1634-75, with collar of the Order of the Annunciation; gilt fillet frame with fleurons at corners; spine near-flat with gilt fleurons; gilt edges

Folio height (in centimeters): 10.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 7.4

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