Petit office de la Vierge Marie

Record ID: 
77112
Accession number: 
MS M.246
Title: 
Petit office de la Vierge Marie
Created: 
France, perhaps Paris, 17th century
Binding: 
Original French black shagreen with delicate enamel clasps and corners having the crowned monogram M.A., in black shagreen case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
Description: 
58 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 120 x 70 mm
Provenance: 
Written for a noble lady whose initials are M.A.; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Paris, in the 17th century.
Texts: Hours of the Virgin, Litany of the Virgin, Litany of the Name of Jesus, the Penitential Psalms, and other prayers.
Scribe: script and arrangement resemble the work of Nicolas Jarry.
Decoration: 8 full-page miniatures; on fol. 57 the crowned initials MA within a rectangular frame.

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: