W.918, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.918, Book of Hours in Dutch, Dutch; Flemish (1470 CE, Zwolle, Netherlands)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W918/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.918

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1470

Language(s): Flemish

Use: Utrecht

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Zwolle

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Apocalyptic Virgin and Child in initial H, Man of Sorrows with Arma Christi in initial H, Trinity enthroned in initial H, Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ blessing in initial M, Last Judgment, King David praying in initial H, Harrowing of Hell, Two souls praying in purgatory in initial M

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Long Hours of the Cross, Long Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Eternal Wisdom, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayer for Communion, Prayer for After Communion, Prayer and Suffrage to Mary, Prayer and Suffrage to one’s Guardian Angel, Prayer and Suffrage to St. Barbara, Prayer and Suffrage to St. Erasmus

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: students at the school of the Brethren of the Common Life in Zwolle

Illuminator: Masters of the Zwolle Bible

Patron: “Sarijs group” of the Brethren of the Common Life

Materials: Thin to medium-weight, cream-colored parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Late seventeenth-century Dutch binding; cream- colored vellum over pasteboard, gold-tooled; outer frame of double gold fillets enclosing an inner frame of the same, with canted gold crowns at the outside of each of the four corners (possibly bound in Amsterdam, ca. 1695 in the workshop of Albert Magnus; a virtually identical binding reproduced in Foot, Eloquent Witnesses); sewn on five raised bands; spine gold-tooled in six panels; edges speckled red

Folio height (in centimeters): 14.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.8

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