Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

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Item No: mca0920902
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 90v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Burial of the Dead
Notes: This miniature begins Vespers of 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. This image is a particularly graphic depiction of a burial in a church cemetery and a decaying corpse. The use of the grisaille technique, which was popularized a century earlier by the Parisian illuminator Jean Pucelle (d. 1334) and his followers, contributes to the morbid atmosphere of the miniature.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1559285
Country: Country:France
City/Town/Township:Paris ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1460
Image Dimensions Width: 193 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 92

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