Book of Hours


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 1005

General Information

Title Book of Hours
Shelfmarks MS Typ 1005
Material vellum
Place of Origin Belgium
Script, Hands

Written in an angular gothic book hand

Original Condition

Page Height 210 mm
Page Width 130 mm
Height of Written Area 115 mm
Width of Written Area 90 mm
Number of Columns 1
Width of Columns 90 mm
Number of Lines 17
Line Height 10 mm
More about the Condition

Mounted: the verso is not visible.

Current Condition

Dimensions 17 cm

Book Decoration and Musical Notation

Flemish-style illusionistic border of fruit, flowers, birds and insects on a gold painted ground.
On the recto is a 7-line miniature of the deposition from the cross in tempera, colored inks and gold paint.