Ms. book of hours, use of Paris (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, calendar), written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1418.
Decoration: 2 large miniatures, 33 historiated initials, 24 calendar illustrations (occupations of the months and signs of the zodiac), numerous initials with human busts, full borders with over 1000 marginal zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figures and hybrids. Most of the miniatures that would normally be found in a richly illustrated Book of Hours are missing; one may wonder whether Ruskin had a part in the excision.
Artist: attributed to the Egerton Master by Millard Meiss.
Textiles: red velvet binding, red silk doublures.