Book of Hours

Record ID: 
160672
Accession number: 
MS M.1089
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Northern Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450.
Binding: 
Crimson velvet, holes for bosses, clasps and hasps.
Credit: 
Purchased on the Fellows Fund, with special assistance of Mrs. Alexandre P. Rosenberg and Mr. Henry Glazier, in memory of William S. Glazier, 1993.
Description: 
207 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 123 x 85 mm
Provenance: 
Coat of arms in the lower border of folio 17: three bends sinister white and or; Crest: helmet argent with 6 feathers gules and white; atop a crown or from which issues a dragon head argent facing right; Joshua Montgomery Sears (d.1906); Sarah Bradley; purchased from Sarah Bradley on the Fellows Fund, with special assistance of Mrs. Alexandre Rosenberg and Mr. Henry Glazier, in memory of William S. Glazier in 1993.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours, use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Northern Italy, possibly the Veneto, 1425-1450.
Decoration: 13 full-page miniatures, 13 historiated initials, 13 full borders with historiated vignettes. [A rare use of scorpion images in the miniature introducing the Penitential Psalms.]

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: