Book of Hours


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

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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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


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.