Psalter-Hours

Record ID: 
77020
Accession number: 
MS M.88
Title: 
Psalter-Hours
Created: 
France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380.
Binding: 
20th-century brown morocco, lined with flower-painted white silk, lettered on spine: Hours - Metz - XIV cent., in red morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey, lettered: Horae ad usum Metensis French 1300.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
214 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 150 x 100 mm
Provenance: 
Executed for a lady of the Guyard family (pictured on fol. 151, arms on fol. 176); obtained from Germany by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 41; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. psalter-hours for the use of Metz (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in France, probably Metz, between 1370 and 1380.
Decoration: 8 full-page miniatures, 1 medium-size miniature, 1 large historiated initial, 25 medium-size historiated initials, 2 small historiated initials, bas-de-page compositions with drolleries on pages with historiation; arms of the Guyard family of Lorraine (azure a bend dexter or between 2 roses of the second) on fol. 176.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
Classification: