Book of Hours, The Netherlands, Late 15th Century



Citation

Unknown, “Book of Hours, The Netherlands, Late 15th Century,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8661.

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Title

Book of Hours, The Netherlands, Late 15th Century

Subject

Books of Hours -- Netherlands -- Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Netherlands; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Dutch

Description

A Book of Hours was a devotional prayer book used by the wealthy laity. Often lavishly illustrated, the small format of Books of Hours encouraged private devotions via silent reading, rather than recitation out loud. This leaf from a Dutch Book of Hours shows the tiny pricks from the scribe's ruling stylus, used to evenly space his lines before writing began. In Angular Gothic script. Text shown is unknown.

Creator

Unknown

Source

14.5 x 10 cm. Recto tail bears number and price: 107-447-20, $42-. Tape residue on recto suggests removal from a mat.

Date

1450-1500

Rights

Central Washington University, Special Collections

Relation

Possible Ege leaf.

Format

jpeg

Language

Dutch

Type

Text