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Binding from Breviary


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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".
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Date Description Narrative
8/19/2013Treatmentbinding 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 [1], 17th century. Acquired by Albertus of Liedekerke, 1725 [2]. Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The manuscript was rebound and the armorial shield and a monogram from this family were added at the time [2] Ex libris, collection number 1543 on first front flyleaf recto
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
17th century
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between vellum
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.83.binding
Measurements
Folio H: 6 13/16 × W: 4 1/2 in. (17.3 × 11.4 cm)
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