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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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentrepaired; splits mended
9/25/1980Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Jacobi Santens Cercenasen, 16th century [1]. Léon Gruel, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century [2]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Note on fol. 98r: "ad usum mei Jacobi Santens Cercenasen et omnium amicorum" and "emi eiusdem Jacobi santens ego ..." (effaced) [2] No. 936 on front pastedown
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1320-1330 (Gothic)
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with velvet
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.95
Measurements
Folio H: 5 13/16 × W: 4 1/16 in. (14.8 × 10.3 cm); Closed H: 6 1/8 × W: 4 1/2 × D: 1 11/16 in. (15.5 × 11.5 × 4.3 cm); H of opening at 82v-83r: 3 3/4 × W: 7 1/2 × D: 6 1/8 in. (9.5 × 19 × 15.5 cm)
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