Book of Hours, use of Paris

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Paris

Item Info

Item No: mca0961580
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin and French
Folio Number: 158v-159r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Sts. Catherine and Margaret
Notes: This opening contains the Suffrages to St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Margaret of Antioch, which are illustrated by portraits of the saints. St. Catherine is shown holding a book and a sword. Legend holds that St. Catherine tried to convince the Emperor Maximinus II to stop persecuting Christians. For this, she was tortured by being tied to a wheel, her usual attribute, which appears here in the lower right-hand corner of the miniature. St. Margaret was another popular medieval virgin saint and martyr. According to her legend, she was swallowed by the Devil in the form of a dragon. Miraculously, she survived when, after making the sign of the cross, the beast's belly burst open and she was able to escape. She later became the patron saint of pregnant women.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1597385
Country: Country:France

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