Book of Hours

Item Info

Item No: mcai050135
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Hybrida
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 1v-2r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial U with St. Catherine of Alexandria, beginning her Suffrage
Notes: Suffrages in books of hours were prayers dedicated to various saints. St. Catherine of Alexandria is a fourth century saint who was martyred after trying to persuade the Roman emperor Maxentius to stop persecuting Christians. Maxentius condemned her to death by torture on the "breaking wheel." When she touched the wheel, however, it shattered into pieces, and Maxentius was forced to behead her. The wheel became her attribute. St. Catherine's wisdom was legendary. For this reason, she is sometimes considered the patron saint of libraries.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1481920
Country: Country:Belgium

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 111 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 5:13

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