Book of Hours

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Item No: mcai090121
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Allegory of Death
Notes: This miniature marks the beginning of the Office of the Dead. Though these prayers were to be said for the dead to speed their way to heaven, it was also a reminder for the devotee of his or her own mortality. This scene depicts Death, represented as a corpse, about to strike an emperor and a pope, a reminder that no one, no matter how powerful he or she is, escapes death.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1571625
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 122 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 9:12

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