Commune sanctorum

Record ID: 
112354
Accession number: 
MS M.308
Title: 
Commune sanctorum
Created: 
Paris, France, 17th cent.
Binding: 
French 18th-century blue morocco gilt dentelle with arms of Louis XVI in center of both covers; pink silk doublures.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1907.
Description: 
15 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 320 x 220 mm
Provenance: 
Written in the 17th century and rebound, perhaps for Louis XVI, after the French Revolution, when the three miniatures were inserted; Charles Cousin; his sale (Paris, 1891, no. 44) to D. Morgand (inv. no. 11190); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Edouard Rahir of Paris in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Paris, France, in the 17th century; miniatures added in the late 18th century.
Texts: the commune sanctorum and other prayers; the commune sanctorum is an office of the breviary following the sanctoral.
Scribe: attributed to Nicolas Jarry, although the manuscript is not signed.
Decoration: 3 full-page miniatures.

Script: 
written in Roman letters
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: