Missal

Record ID: 
112374
Accession number: 
MS M.374
Title: 
Missal
Created: 
Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1420.
Binding: 
Italian 15th- or 16th-century brown morocco over heavy boards, blind-tooled bands of floral and interlaced motifs; four metal hinges, clasps missing.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1909.
Description: 
196 leaves (2 columns, 37 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 327 x 243 mm.
Provenance: 
Probably written for the Church of San Donatus in Genoa; sent to Belgium for illumination; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Leo Olschki in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. missal for the use of Rome; calendar for Genoa; written and illuminated in Belgium near Bruges, ca. 1420.
Decoration: 12 small miniatures, 4 large and 60 small historiated initials.
The illumination of M.374 is unfinished. The miniature on fol. 137r (Assumption of the Virgin) was not finished.
Artist: Gold Scrolls Group.
Style: Gothic.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: