Book of Hours, use of Rome

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rome

Item Info

Item No: mca1130401
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 40r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Allegory of Death
Notes: This miniature fittingly opens the Office of the Dead, which contains prayers to aid souls on their journey from Purgatory to heaven. In the miniature, a devil, a corpse wielding a spear, an angel, and a grim woman in black surround a man as a snake draws closer to his heart. The man's two fates are represented by the figure of Christ who appears above in heaven and the gaping mouth of hell below his feet. The angel encourages the man to look upward as the devil holds a plaque with partially legible inscription that makes reference to the man's sins. The miniature has been attributed to an illuminator from the workshop of the Master of Jacques de Besançon, who was active in Paris from ca. 1480-1498.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466037
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1515
Image Dimensions Width: 210 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 113
Creator Name: Master of Jacques de Besançon - Artist