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Binding from Speculum Virginum


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Description Binding is non-original. Sixteenth- or seventeenth-century boards covered in red velvet and embellished with a thirteenth-century Limoges champleve enamel crucifix by Leon Gruel in the late nineteenth century.
Provenance Cistercian abbey of Himmerode, Wittlich, Germany, by 15th century [erased ownership note, "Liber monachorum sancte Marie in hymmenrode ordinis Cisterciensis Treverensis dyocesis," fol. 1r, Shelfmark C.I.]; Josef von Görres collection, Germany, 19th century [mode of acquisition unknown]; Görres Collection Sale, Munich, 1902 [Catal.libr.mss no. 76 (no. 71 in unpublished, pre-1844 catalog of manuscripts when kept in Koblenz by Ernst Dronke)]; Julien Chappée, Le Mans and Paris, 1902, by purchase [Lot 76, p. 14]; Gruel and Engelmann Collection, Paris, 1903 [no. 88, bookplate on front pastedown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 9, 1903 [mode of acquisition unknown] [bookplate on front pastedown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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first quarter 13th century
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16th or 17th century boards covered in red velvet and embellished with a thirteenth-century Limoges champlevé enamel crucifix by Léon Gruel in the late nineteenth century
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Accession Number
W.72.binding
Measurements
H: 12 5/16 x W: 9 in. (31.2 x 22.8 cm)
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