Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Item Info

Item No: mca1230391
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rouen
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 39r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: The Nativity and Moses before the burning bush
Notes: These miniatures begin Prime of the Hours of the Virgin. While the Nativity is a common scene to begin this hour, the addition of the lower scene deserves some explanation. The miracle of Moses before the burning bush was interpreted as a symbol of the Virgin because the bush burned without being consumed by the fire, just as the Virgin who conceived Christ by the Holy Spirit was not consumed by the flames of sexual desire. The placement of this scene below the Nativity was meant to underscore the purity of the Virgin Mary.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1560476
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Rouen ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 177 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 123