Book of Hours, use of Bourges

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Bourges

Item Info

Item No: mca0860162
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Bourges
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 16v
Source: Rare Book Department

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1500.


This miniature depicts St. Matthew the Evangelist with an open book in his lap, dipping his pen into an inkstand held by his symbol, the angel. This miniature begins the reading from the Gospel of Matthew that formed part of the Gospel Sequence found in many books of hours.

Notes: St. Matthew the Evangelist
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1457696
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Bourges ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 168 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 86