Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rouen

Item Info

Item No: mca1260370
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rouen
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 37v-38r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Opening showing a coat-of-arms and the Flight into Egypt
Notes: The full-page miniature on the right precedes Vespers of the Hours of the Virgin. The Flight into Egypt is the typical iconography for this Hour. In the image, the columns of the architectural frame are decorated with fleur-de-lys, the symbol of France's royal family. The decoration may refer to the royal affiliation of the original owners, who were from the families of Quinard of Languedoc and Venot de Noisy of Burgundy and Lyonnais. The heraldic emblems of these two families are combined in the coat of arms that appears on the left-hand page. When two coats of arms are combined in this way (or " impaled"), it usually indicates a marriage alliance and suggests that the book belonged to a married couple.
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1500.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1560479
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 166 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 126

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