Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mcai100071
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial D with the bust of a man
Notes: The glance of this curious fellow turns toward a prayer or a psalm text, now cut away, in a book of hours. The artist has playfully composed the man's headgear out of the same foliate motifs that form the letter D, blurring the distinction between art and design. The reverse contains a passage of text from the last prayer said during Vespers of the Hours of the Holy Spirit. It is not clear whether this initial came before or followed that prayer.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1585653
Country: Country:France or Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 35 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 10:7

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