Description This Book of Hours was completed ca. 1320-30 in the region of Ghent. The presence of the Hours of the Cross attributed to Pope John XXII (1316-1334) provides evidence that helps date the manuscript. The text is written in three languages, with the main text in Latin, Flemish prayers on fols. 123r-125v and fols. 131r-141r, and French rubrics throughout. Made for a woman portrayed kneeling before the cross on fol. 116v, this manuscript is decorated with twenty-four extant historiated initials and drolleries for each canonical hour.
|12/31/1969||Treatment||repaired; splits mended|
|9/25/1980||Examination||examined for condition|
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Jacobi Santens Cercenasen, 16th century . Léon Gruel, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century ; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Note on fol. 98r: "ad usum mei Jacobi Santens Cercenasen et omnium amicorum" and "emi eiusdem Jacobi santens ego ..." (effaced)  No. 936 on front pastedown
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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