Book of Hours: Horæ Beatae Mariæ Virginis

Item

Title

Book of Hours: Horæ Beatae Mariæ Virginis

Contributor

Ege, Otto F.

Description

Leaf 30. "The text of a Book of Hours consists of Gospels of the Nativity, prayers for the Canonical Hours, the Penitential Psalms, the Litany, and other prayers. The beauty of the rich borders found in some of these books frequently claims our attention more than the text. In these borders it is easy to recognize the ivy leaf and the holly, but is usually more difficult to identify the daisy, thistle, cornbottle, and wild stock" (Ege). "Because of the translucency of the vellum, the flowers, stems, and leaves of the border were carefully superimposed on the reverse side in order to avoid a blurred effect."

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Language

Spatial Coverage

Date

Date Created

1400/1499

Provenance

Ege, Otto F.

Source

Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI century.

Is Format Of

Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries; Z109 .E4 YSMS Spec 31794000831238

Rights

No Known Copyright
This is a rights statement for the compound object consisting of the medieval manuscript leaf and the information card provided by Otto Ege. The leaf has No Copyright in the United States. The card has No Known Copyright. Determination was attempted and based on Ege's death date and possible publication date. It was concluded that the card is probably not in copyright.

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Format

Identifier

spc_ege_000104080_30

start date

1400

end date

1499