Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

Item Info

Item No: mca0931481
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 148r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Job on the dungheap visited by Satan
Notes: This opening begins the Office of the Dead, which was included at the end of every book of hours. These prayers were recited in order to lessen the time that deceased friends and relatives had to spend in Purgatory. The suffering of Job was a typical image to begin these prayers, as the nine lessons of the Office of the Dead are in fact all taken from the Book of Job. Job, a spiritual model of patience, epitomized an impressive ability to withstand particularly arduous trials, from the loss of his family to beatings by the devil. Here Job prays in the midst of flames on the dunghill while he is visited by Satan.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1559286
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1450
Image Dimensions Width: 190 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 93