Brief Description of the Manuscript
Index of Selected Images from the Manuscript
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MS 3 is a Book of Hours consisting of 161 leaves with text written
in Gothic bookhand in brown ink and special feasts in the calendar
written in blue ink. The main text has a layout of one column
and 15 rows of text per page. The predominance of French saints
suggests an origin of France and the appearance of a feast on
the calendar for St. Bernardine of Siena points to a date of post-1450,
the year of his canonization. Three feasts for St. Martin of Tours
would suggest an association with Tours or Regimont which are
directly related to the saint or his relics.
In addition to decorative initials and end-of-row space-fillers, the MS includes 20 major miniatures with decorative borders. Border are ornamented with foliage, flora, and fruits and are inhabited with both realistic and whimsical, fantastical, hybrid creatures or drolleries. Predominant colors in the artwork are blue, green, red, and gold. One miniature includes a depiction of the patrons or owners (one man, one woman) kneeling before the Virgin & Child.
The text includes a calendar, Gospel readings, the Hours of the Virgin, the Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Suffrages to the saints, Prayer to Christ on the Cross, and the Stabat Mater.
For more details on this manuscript, see the description of the
MS 3 in table format. Sources for description information are available through the
Citations link and other relevant sources, print and electronic, through
the Additional References link.
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f.20r, Virgin & Child, patrons/owners (of manuscript)
f.25r, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
f.37r, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth
ff.48v-49r, Crucifixion & accompanying text
ff.51v-52r, Nativity & accompanying text
f.59r, Annunciation to the Shepherds
ff.64v-65r, Adoration of the Magi & accompanying text
f.64v, Adoration of the Magi
ff.69v-70r, Presentation in the Temple & accompanying text
f.69v, Presentation in the Temple
f.75r, Flight into Egypt
f.83r, Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
f.88r, King David
f.106r, Job on the Dungheap
f.138r, St. Sebastian
f.143v, St. Barbara
ff.148v-149r, Baptism of Christ & accompanying text
f.148v, Baptism of Christ
f.151r, St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata
ff.151v-152r, Celebration of the Mass & accompanying text
f.152r, Celebration of the Mass
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