W.90, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.90, Book of Hours, Latin (1300-1325 CE, Northeast France (French Flanders))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W90/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.90

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1300-1350

Language(s): Latin

Use: Saint-Omer

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Northeastern France

Illumination contents: Janus feasting, Aquarius, Warming by the fire, Pisces, Pruning, Aries, Youth holding branches, Taurus, Falcoming, Gemini, Carrying bundles of sticks, Cancer, Mowing, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Harvesting grapes, Libra, Sowing seed, Scorpio, Feeding pigs, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, God creating the heavens, God creating the earth, God creating animals, God creating Adam, God creating Eve from Adam, Temptation of Adam and Eve, Day of Rest, Annunciation in initial D, Visitation in initial D, Nativity in initial D, Annunciation to the Shepherds in initial D, Presentation at the Temple in initial D, Adoration of the Magi in initial D, Massacre of the Innocents in initial D, Flight into Egypt in initial C, Christ before Pilate in initial D, Flagellation in initial D, Christ carrying the Cross in initial D, Crucifixion in initial D, Descent from the Cross in initial D, Emtombment and Anointing in initial D, Resurrection in initial D, Pentecost in initial D with owner portrait, Martyrdom of St. Peter in initial D, Martyrdom of St. Paul in initial D, St. James in initial D, Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew in initial D, Martyrdom of St. John the Evangelist in initial D, St. Judas Thaddeus in initial D, St. John Baptist in initial D, Office of the Dead in initial D

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Long Hours of the Cross, Long Hours of the Holy Spirit, Commendation of Souls, Office of the Dead, Prayer to the Virgin, Athanasian Creed, Litany, Petitions, Collects

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Owner portrait (female) depicted on f. 135r before the Pentecost. Her association with a Dominican foundation is suggested by the Office of the Dead.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Female patron depicted on f. 135r

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Eighteenth-century French binding in the style of Derome; dark green goat leather that has turned brown; board-edges, turn-ins, and spine have gilt decoration; initials of previous owner “J. L.” in gold on upper-board added in second half of the nineteenth century; title inscribed on spine “Ofici B. Mariae”.

Folio height (in centimeters): 13

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.3

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