Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
Office of the Dead: Vespers/Matins, Luke 1 into Psalm 5
Bloomington, IN, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 24), no. 28
Simmons School of Library and Information Science (Boston, Massachusetts), LIS 464 Fall 2019 observations (Born Digital)
Title Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
Shelfmarks Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 24), no. 28
Place of Origin France (Northern)
Date of Origin ca. 1420
Page Height 150 – 160 mm
Page Width 103 – 115 mm
Height of Written Area at least 87 mm
Width of Written Area at least 62 mm
Number of Columns 1
Number of Lines at least 15
Dimensions 150 x 103 mm
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.
- Text Language latin
- Title Book of Hours (Use of Metz)
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.