Book of Hours

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mca2122102
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 210v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: St. Catherine
Notes: This miniature decorates the Suffrage to St. Catherine. Suffrages were short prayers to saints that were often included at the ends of books of hours and were typically decorated with portraits of the saints to whom they were addressed. St. Catherine is shown here holding a sword and a palm, a symbol of martyrdom, and standing over the fallen body of a ruler. Legend holds that St. Catherine tried to convince the Emperor Maxentius to stop persecuting Christians. For this, she was tortured by being tied to a wheel, her usual attribute.
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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