Diurnal

Record ID: 
182237
Accession number: 
MS W.27
Title: 
Diurnal
Created: 
Netherlands, ca. 1475-1490.
Binding: 
15th-century brown calf with blind stamp, brass corner pieces and centerpieces, hooks but missing clasps, rebacked; in brown cloth slip case.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
286 leaves (1 column, 23 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 93 x 60 mm.
Provenance: 
Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, CA; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Levinson in 1945; JPW 2024; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. diurnal, calendar for Liège and Utrecht; written and illuminated in the Netherlands, ca. 1475-1490.
Decoration: 4 historiated initials, 2 historiated borders, 3 large and elaborately decorated, numerous smaller illuminated initials; glued to end pastedown is a woodcut depicting Christ standing in a font holding a T cross, with cape and halo, a scroll above his head reading Fons Vitae, hand colored in ochre, pink, and brown.
Texts: Prayers to 4 Church fathers - fol. 1v; Calendar - fols. 2-13v; Golden numbers - 14-15; Circular tables - 15v-16; thereafter the diurnal , fols. 17- 286v.

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: