MS G.55 fol. 14v

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Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

France, Langres
ca. 1465
157 x 113 mm

Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984

MS G.55 fol. 14v

Five medallions in an arched frame:
1) The evangelist symbol of John: a nimbed eagle with its claws holding a scroll inscribed SANCTUS IOHANNES EUANGELISTA. Between the first two medallions is the inscription IHS.
2) The evangelist symbol of Matthew: a nimbed angel kneeling on one knee with hands holding a scroll inscribed SANCTUS MATHEUS EUANGEL(ISTA).
3) The lamb of God is cross-nimbed and holds a cross-staff carrying a cross-inscribed banner with its right front leg. The frame of the medallion is inscribed AGNUS DEI QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI MISERERE NOBIS ET DONA NOBIS PACEM. The heraldic shields of Hospitallers (gules, a cross argent) and Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly vair and gules) flank the medallion above and below it is flanked by the initials A and P linked by love knots.
4) The evangelist symbol of Luke: a nimbed and winged ox holding in its mouth a scroll inscribed SANCTUS LUCAS EUANG(ELISTA).
5) The evangelist symbol of Mark: a nimbed and winged lion draped with a scroll inscribed SANCTUS MARCUS EUANGE(LISTA).
The border is inscribed on two sides of the miniature frame: on the left, TE DEUM LAUDAMUS TE DOMINUM CONFITEMUR TE ETERNUM and on the bottom, the motto of Pierre de Bosredont, DI CHOSSON DE NIBORO, and his name, PIERRE DE BOSREDONT.
The margins are decorated with foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by a rabbit. A scroll in the left margin is inscribed DI CHOSSON DE NIB(ORO), and one in the lower margin, P DE BOSREDONT.