Book of Hours, use of Bourges

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Bourges

Item Info

Item No: mca0861500
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Bourges
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 150v-151r
Source: Rare Book Department

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1500.


This opening contains the Suffrages to St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Barbara, which are illustrated by miniatures of St. Catherine (left) and St. Barbara (right). St. Catherine is shown holding a book and a sword. Legend holds that St. Catherine tried to convince the Emperor Maximinus II to stop persecuting Christians. For this, she was tortured by being tied to a wheel, her usual attribute. St. Barbara's attribute, which she holds in her hands, is a small tower because her pagan father locked her away in a tower to preserve her from suitors. While in the tower, she converted to Christianity.

Notes: St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Barbara
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