Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rouen

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Item No: mca1240570
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rouen
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 57v-58r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Job on the dungheap visited by his three friends
Notes: This opening shows the beginning of Vespers of the Office of the Dead, a series of prayers recited as a way to lessen the time in Purgatory for deceased friends and relatives. Depictions of Job's sufferings were typical to illustrate these prayers both because the nine lessons of the Office of the Dead are all taken from the Book of Job and because Job was a spiritual model of patience who was able to withstand arduous trials, from the loss of his family to beatings by the Devil.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1560477
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 152 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 124

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