Book of Hours, use of Rome

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Book of Hours, use of Rome

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Item No: mca1120210
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Script: Hybrida
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 21v-22r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Opening with patron portraits and Virgin and Child in glory
Notes: The left-hand page of this opening depicts the patrons of the manuscript with two saints (St. Christopher and an unidentified saint dressed as a bishop). Below the figures, coats of arms identify them as from the families of De Faye d'Espeisses of Lyon and Legoué of Mayenne. All four figures are oriented toward the scene on the right-hand page, which begins the Hours of the Virgin and depicts the Virgin with the Christ Child, standing upon a crescent moon and being crowned by angels. This iconography was inspired by a line from St. John's Book of Revelation: "And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars" (Revelation 12:1).
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597389
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1525
Image Dimensions Width: 180 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 112

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