Book of Hours, use of Rome

Medieval Manuscripts
Book of Hours, use of Rome

Item Info

Item No: mca1001180
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 118v-119r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Funeral
Notes: This miniature begins the Office of the Dead, which was included at the end of nearly every book of hours. These prayers were recited in order to lessen the time that deceased friends and relatives had to spend in Purgatory. Funeral scenes taken from contemporary life, such as this one, were often used to illustrate the Office of the Dead.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1599785
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 128 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 100