Prayer roll

Record ID: 
112442
Accession number: 
MS M.486
Title: 
Prayer roll
Created: 
England, last quarter of the 15th century
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
1 roll : vellum, ill. ; 2062 x 155 mm
Provenance: 
Written and decorated for the wife of William Flemyng (Fleming), who was alive in 1474 (quarterly Lancaster: argent two fesses gules, a lion passant gardant or on a canton of the last; and Fleming: argent fretty gules); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and decorated in northwest England, last quarter of the 15th century.
Consists of three joined pieces.
Decoration: colored pen and ink drawing of kneeling female owner, arms; continuous decorated border all along left hand side with geometric patterns.
Rolled in a red velvet tube.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Middle English and Latin
Century: 
Classification: