Description This is the binding for a small 15th century Flemish Breviary. It was added to the manuscript in the 17th century for a member of the Surlet de Chokier family of Liège who owned the book at that time. The front cover is decorated with the gilded armorial shield of the family inside a laurel oval and surmounted by a crest with a horned man. The crest is flanked by the monogram "R C".
|8/19/2013||Treatment||binding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation; tears repaired|
Provenance Likely created in Liège for ecclesiastical use of Notre-Dame and St.-Lambert. Acquired by the Surlet de Chokier family, Liège , 17th century. Acquired by Albertus of Liedekerke, 1725 . Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest Walters Art Museum, 1931.  The manuscript was rebound and the armorial shield and a monogram from this family were added at the time  Ex libris, collection number 1543 on first front flyleaf recto
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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