Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Item Info

Item No: mca1230541
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rouen
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 54r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Crucifixion
Notes: This miniature begins the Hours of the Cross. Of note in this miniature are the bodies of the two thieves crucified with Christ. The thief to Christ's right is the good thief Dismas, who redeems himself by asking Christ to remember him in heaven. His body is straight and his head is up. In contrast, to Christ's left is the bad thief Gestas who fails to recognize Christ. Gesta's broken - and unredeemed - body twists upon the cross, and his head hangs down. These portrayals helped the medieval viewer to interpret the nature of sin and redemption in physical terms.
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