Book of Hours: Horæ Beatae Mariæ Virginis

Item

Title

Book of Hours: Horæ Beatae Mariæ Virginis

Contributor

Ege, Otto F.

Description

Leaf 36. "Books of Hours, beautifully written, enriched with burnished gold initials, and adorned with miniature paintings, were frequently the most treasured possessions of the devout and wealthy laymen" (Ege). "Books of this small size, two and one-half by three and one-half inches, are comparatively rare. The craftsmanship in this example imitates and equals that in a volume of ordinary size, about five to seven inches. Recently, these small "pocket" editions have been given the nickname "baby manuscripts."

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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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Identifier

spc_ege_000104080_36

start date

1400

end date

1499