Book of hours
- Book of hours
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1450]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript on parchment of a Book of Hours. With prayers in Italian. Probably made for a female member of the Augustinian order.
Binding: Original Italian brown cloth over wooden boards, sewn onto three double leather thongs; the cloth is embroidered with silver thread to a design of stars, squares and maltese crosses. Gilt and gauffered edges.
Headings in red. 1-line versals alternately in red and blue; 2-line flourished initials with marginal extensions alternately in red and blue, the penwork in the contrasting colour (the normal type of initials throughout the manuscript); 3-line flourished KL ligatures in art. 1; 5-line litterae duplices or initials in the style of litterae duplices with developed penwork at the opening of the various Hours in art. 2; 6-line ditto in art. 3; a 4-line flourished initial at the opening of the Mass of the Virgin in art. 5. All initials are half inset.
Script: Copied by one hand in Southern Gothica Textualis Formata (Rotunda).
- ff. i + 263 + i : parchment ; 105 x 75 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 806
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions
- Subject (Topic)
Books of hours
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Book of Hours. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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