Medieval Manuscripts

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Item No: mca1832140
Additional Title: Psalter-Hours
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Dutch
Folio Number: ff. 214v-215r
Source: Rare Book Department

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1450-65.

Notes: Sts. Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara, beginning a prayer to the two saints
Notes: This opening occurs within the second volume of a combined psalter and book of hours written in Dutch rather than the usual Latin. Unlike most areas of Europe, devotional manuscripts produced in the Netherlands tended to be written in the vernacular language, a consequence of the spiritual movement popular in the region known as the Devotio moderna (Modern Devotion). Because of the movement's emphasis on personal devotion practiced through pious reading and writing, many devotional texts such as the psalter and the texts associated with book of hours were translated into the language spoken and read by the majority of its followers.

This manuscript was painted by one of the few Netherlandish illuminators for whom we have a name: Antonis Rogiersz. uten Broec, who was mainly active in Utrecht in the 1450s and 1460s.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1547292
Country: Country:Netherlands

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 142 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 183
Creator Name: Antonis Rogiersz. uten Broec (Master of the Boston City of God) - Artist

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