Description This Book of Hours was produced in the early fourteenth century in northeast France. The contents of the calendar suggest a Use of Saint-Omer, which was in the diocese of Thérouanne. The presence of a female figure kneeling in prayer accompanying the Pentecost suggests that the manuscript was made for a female owner. The calendar contains marginal illumination with the labors of the months and the zodiac symbols. There are seven full-page miniatures depicting scenes from the book of Genesis, unusually contained within architectural settings. Twenty-four historiated initials, initials decorated with human heads, and an abundance of marginal figures makes this manuscript exceptionally charming.
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Provenance Unknown Spanish owner (?) , 17th century. Unknown owner with monogram "J. L.", France (?), 2nd half 19th century . Acquired by Lionel Harris, London, late 19th-early 20 century; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Inscription on back flyleaf: "252 fojas escritas"  Monogram added to the cover after rebinding
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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