Book of Hours, use of Bourges

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Bourges

Item Info

Item No: mca0860340
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Bourges
Script: Decorative
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 34v-35r
Source: Rare Book Department

Double-page miniatures such as this one are unusual in manuscript illumination. The inscription below the Virgin Mary, "Domine labia mea aperies..." (Lord, open my lips), begins Matins of the Hours of the Virgin.


Opening with the Annunciation

Notes: The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1500.
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