Book of Hours


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 1006

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+"

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General Information

Title: Book of Hours

Former Shelfmarks: MS Typ 1006

Material: vellum

Place of Origin: Probably French.

Script, Hands:

The text is written in a gothic book hand in brown ink.

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): 250 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): 170 mm

Height of Written Area: 130 mm

Width of Written Area: 90 mm

Number of Lines: 15

Number of Columns: 1

Width of Columns: 90 mm

Line Height: 5 mm

Current Condition

Dimensions: 20 cm

Book Decoration


The miniature and illuminated initial "D" on the recto are drawn in tempera and gold paint. The illumination on the verso is unfinished.