Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mcai100021
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Notes: This miniature once marked the Suffrage to St. Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231). St. Elizabeth was revered for her piety and charitable acts. After the death of her husband, the German landgrave Ludwig IV of Thuringia (d. 1227), St. Elizabeth renounced her worldly wealth and devoted herself to the care of the poor and sick. She is shown here holding a purse from which she has taken several coins to give away. The three crowns together at her feet are her attributes.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1585647
Country: Country:France
Cardinal Point:central

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1515
Image Dimensions Width: 146 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 10:2

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