Book of Hours

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Item No: mcai050151
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: St. Barbara, beginning her Suffrage
Notes: Suffrages in books of hours were prayers dedicated to various saints. St. Barbara was a third-century saint martyred at the hands of her own father, a pagan. According to her legend, her father had her locked away in a tower in order to keep away her suitors. Her attribute, therefore, is a tower with three windows, a design that commemorates the Trinity.
Notes: The number "92" is written in upper right corner of recto, indicating that this leaf was once f. 92 of the original manuscript.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1481922
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1460
Image Dimensions Width: 201 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 5:15

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