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Book of Hours

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Illustrated Books of Hours in Greek are extremely rare. This example is also of interest because its miniatures show interaction between the Late Byzantine and Gothic artistic styles. It may have been copied on the island of Crete, which in the fifteenth century was ruled by Venice.
Date Description Narrative
6/23/1986Treatmentstabilized; repaired
9/28/2012Treatmentre-housed; repaired; tears repaired
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Byzantine Gold: Illumination in Greek Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
  • The Cross and the Crescent: Books from the Ottoman Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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mid 15th century
ink and pigments on medium-weight parchment bound between flush-grooved wooden boards covered with green patterned silk with traces of clasps on the back cover
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
Folio H: 3 5/8 × W: 2 7/8 in. (9.2 × 7.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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