Item No: mca1041462
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Latin; French (calendar and rubrics)
Rare Book Department
This initial marks the beginning of the Hours of the Sacrament of the Altar. In the initial D, angels hold up a monstrance, which contains the sacramental Host.
This book of hours was most likely made in the Flemish town of Mons, in the province of Hainaut, as the calendar includes feast days for saints particular to Mons, including Waudru, a saint from the town and for whom the monastery in Mons was dedicated, her sister St. Aldegund, and her husband St. Vincent. Special prayers to Waudru and Vincent are also included.
Initial D with two angels holding a monstrance
This manuscript can be dated to ca. 1460-1470.
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Lewis E 104