Book of Hours

Record ID: 
161048
Accession number: 
MS S.12
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Belgium, perhaps Brussels, ca. 1525-1550.
Binding: 
Dyed straw in geometric patterns over boards, spine rebacked; upper cover has a cross with star decoration in center panel; lower cover has central panel on which a blue paper rectangle is affixed with nails at corners; glued onto this at center is either a drawing in brown ink or engraving of the standing Christ wearing the Crown of Thorns, loin cloth, flesh dotted with dripping blood from whipping, red blood streaks painted onto the body. According to Deborah Evetts, straw bindings of this type were made for books by Napoleonic prisoners.
Credit: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Description: 
141 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 187 x 99 mm.
Provenance: 
Owners' inscriptions in 17th century (?) hands: in the Calendar for February 18 the name HERMAN PAGE DU ROI; the name DECLETY inscribed in brown ink on fol. 87; the names J. B. HERMAN and J. C. DELETY PAGE DU ROI inscribed on fol. 140v; E. Clark Stillman Collection; E. Clark Stillman Collection.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours, use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Belgium, perhaps Brussels, ca. 1525-1550.
Decoration: Illuminated initials on squared colored grounds.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: