Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

Item Info

Item No: mca0960211
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin and French
Folio Number: 21r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Pietà
Notes: This miniature, representing the Pieta, marks the prayer to the Virgin, "O intemerata" (O immaculate virgin). Along with the prayer "Obsecro te" (I beseech you), this was one of the most popular supplemental texts found in books of hours. The scene of Mary's grief over her son's death is an appropriate image to accompany this prayer, which addresses the sacred love of the mother and son.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597385
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 162 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 96