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Book of Hours – Virtual Reconstruction

Parchment · 31 leaves · 1400 – 1425 CE · France (Northwest) · 185 x 130 (90 x 64)


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Ege, Otto F. (Fragmentator)
Origin: France

Written in NW France (possibly Arras or Paris) in the early 15th century. Possibly identical with the Book of Hours sold at Sotheby's London on 20 December 1948, lot 415. "The Property of a Gentleman." Dismembered by Otto or Louise Ege in the late 1940s, leaves used as no. 45 in Ege's "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts" portfolios, of which 40 were produced and 31 are known.

The Use attribution is based on the surviving responsories of the Office of the Dead, which indicate likely Use of Paris or Arras (see Ottoson, K. Responsories and Versicles of the Office of the Dead, https://www.cantusplanus.de/databases/Ottosen/search.html).

Reconstructed by students from Simmons University (Boston, Massachusetts), LIS 464, fall 2022, instructed by Lisa Fagin Davis: Rachel Ahearn, Whitney Applegate, Ji Baek, Nicholas Checchio, Sophie Cos, Samuel Edwards, Briana Gausland, Eammon Gosselin, Morgan Jackson-Flowers, Ginny Jenkins, Katherine Kenneally, Rachel Kindred, Shalley Marshall, William McGovern, Trish McGurk, Lyette Mercier, Abbey Metzler, Grace Millet, Diana Myers, Klara Pokrzywa, Michael Ryan, Sarah St.Germain, Jo Swenson, and Becca Webster.

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