Book of Hours

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mca2120831
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 83r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Presentation in the Temple
Notes: This miniature precedes None of the Hours of the Virgin. The Presentation in the Temple is the typical iconography for this Hour. Also typical in books of hours were decorative borders that teemed with animals and figures. This border is inhabited with birds, a butterfly, and a couple who are collecting fruit from a tree. The marginal imagery found in many books of hours and in other types of medieval manuscripts was not necessarily meant to relate to the main image, but rather added to the richness and visual interest of the book.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1606326
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 160 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 212

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