Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77407
Accession number: 
MS M.311
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Northern Italy, 1450-1472.
Binding: 
20th-century purple velvet by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered: Officium - Italian - XV cent.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1907.
Description: 
174 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 102 x 75 mm
Provenance: 
Executed in northern Italy for a woman member of the Bichi family (arms on fol. 13r: or, a leopard's head sable, in chief an eagle sable); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Canessa (?) in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in northern Italy between 1450 and 1472.
Decoration: 4 historiated initials, 4 full-page borders with putti, 7 full-page borders with decorative motifs.
Textiles: protective silk curtains before miniatures.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and Italian
Century: 
Classification: