Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

Item Info

Item No: mca0950120
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 12v-13r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Gospel Lessons were typically illustrated with portraits of the Evangelists as scribes. In this manuscript, however, the Lessons are introduced with a scene from the life of St. John. According to his legend, the Emperor Domitian had the saint taken to Rome to be boiled in oil at the Porta Latina. He miraculously survived. In consternation, the emperor then banished St. John to the island of Patmos where he had his vision of the Apocalypse.
Notes: Opening showing the end of the Calendar and beginning of the Gospel Lessons, with a miniature depicting St. John boiled in oil
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1559288
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 211 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 95

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