Book of Hours, use of Coutance

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Coutance

Item Info

Item No: mca0901042
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Coutance
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 104v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Funeral
Notes: This miniature begins Vespers for the Office of the Dead, which was included at the end of nearly every book of hours. These prayers were recited in order to lessen the time that deceased friends and relatives had to spend in Purgatory. Funeral scenes taken from contemporary life, such as this one, were often used to illustrate the Office of the Dead.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1560747
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Rouen ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 178 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 90