Book of Hours

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mca2081072
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin; French (calendar, prayers ff. 156r-165v, and rubrics)
Folio Number: f. 107v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Burial
Notes: This miniature begins Vespers of the Office of the Dead, which was included at the end of nearly every book of hours. These prayers were recited in order to lessen the time that deceased friends and relatives had to spend in Purgatory.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1606297
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Paris ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 196 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 208

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