Book of Hours (Use of Metz)


[sine loco], codices restituti, Various

General Information

Title Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
Material Parchment
Place of Origin France (Northern)
Date of Origin ca. 1420

Original Condition

Page Height 150 – 160 mm
Page Width 103 – 115 mm
Height of Written Area 87 mm
Width of Written Area 62 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines 15

Current Condition

Dimensions 150 x 103 mm
More about the Current Condition

Some leaves with white hinge tape typical of that used by Otto F. Ege.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Full-length double-bar in gold and colors along left margin, with rinceaux halfway across upper and lower margin. One- to -two-line initials in gold on red or blue backgrounds. Rectangular line-fillers in gold and colors.


  • Content Item
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
    • Content Description

      Use of Metz indicated by the antiphon and chapter reading of None for the Hours of the Virgin, and supported by the contents of the calendar page. Some features of the text are atypical, including Psalm choices and lessons.



Made in Northern France for the Use of Metz.


Purchased by Otto F. Ege in the 1930s; dismembered shortly thereafter. Leaves of this manuscripts are used as no. 28 in his "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts" portfolios.