[Book of hours].

Record ID: 
161051
Accession number: 
MS S.13
Title: 
[Book of hours].
Created: 
Netherlands, 1450-1475
Binding: 
15th-century brown stamped calf over boards with diamond-shaped pattern, bird and lion stamps within lozenges; 2 later metal clasps; marbled paper pastedowns.
Credit: 
Bequest; E. Clark Stillman; 1995.
Description: 
246 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 130 x 93 mm
Provenance: 
Provenance: Old label stub inside front cover inscribed 39 in black ink; E. Clark Stillman Collection; Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours; written and illuminated in the Netherlands, 1450-1475.
Decoration: 3 large illuminated initials painted on gold grounds with gold scroll and floral borders (fols. 45v, 61r, 199r); many smaller illuminated initials with gold and colored penwork flourishes in marginal spaces; most pages with intricate colored penwork or gold flourishes in margins, decorated ascenders and descenders at top and bottom lines of text.
fol. 1 is missing; foliation of manuscript begins with number 2; fols. 2r-5v - Calendar August-November, written in red, green, blue; fol. 6r - Hours of the Virgin, missing opening illumination; between fols. 68r-69r a folio cut out, stub in gutter; fol. 74r - Litany; fol. 85v - Hours of the Passion; 140v-147v - Prayers to Anna, mother of the Virgin and Joachim; 149r - Suffrage to Saint Erasmus; 156r - Prayer to 1000 Virgins; 210v blank, 2 folios excised between fols. 210-211.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
Dutch and Latin;
Century: 
Classification: