Book of Hours

Record ID: 
161023
Accession number: 
MS S.7
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Belgium, ca. 1490.
Binding: 
20th-century dark brown leather, blind-stamped exterior including "S" monogram surmounted by a coronet; gold-tooled on the interior; purple watered silk doublures.
Credit: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Description: 
279 leaves (1 column, 13 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 93 x 67 mm
Provenance: 
Luis de Strycker, Brussels, his or his father's monogram on binding; purchased by E. Clark Stillman around 1981; E. Clark Stillman Collection.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours, use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Belgium, ca. 1490.
Decoration: 14 small miniatures, 46 historiated borders, 7 floral borders on gold ground; on each text page are marginal fauna and flora, hybrids and grotesques.
fols. 1r-12v: Calendar -- fols. 13r-14v: Prayer to the Holy Face -- fols. 15r-24v: Hours of the Cross -- fols. 25r-33r: Hours of the Holy Spirit -- fols. 34r-42v: Mass of the Virgin -- fols. 43r-52r: Gospel Lessons -- fols. 53r-153v: Hours of the Virgin -- fols. 154r-182v: Seven Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayers -- fols. 183r-246r: Office of the Dead -- fols. 247r-261v: Suffrages -- fols. 262r-279v: Prayers to the Virgin, including Obsecro Te and O Intemerata.
Textiles: purple watered silk doublures.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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