Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

Item Info

Item No: mca0961061
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin and French
Folio Number: 106r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Job on the Dunghill
Notes: This miniature 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, withstood particularly arduous trials, from the loss of his family to beatings by the devil. Here Job prays on the dunghill while he is visited by his friends.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597385
Country: Country:France

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