Book of Hours Vat. Ross. 94

Title:
Book of Hours Vat. Ross. 94
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Latin
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Vat. Ross. 94
Alternate Names:
Livre d’Heures Vat. Ross. 94
Origin:
Flanders
Dimensions:
240 folios -- ca. 87 x 64 mm.
Date Description:
Circa 1500
Content:
Calendar (ff. 1v-13r) -- Prayer to Saint Veronica, "Salve sancta facies" (ff. 15r-16v) -- Hours of the Cross (ff. 18r-25r) -- Hours of the Holy Spirit (ff. 26r-32r) -- Mass of the Virgin (ff. 34r-42v) -- Hours of the Virgin (ff. 43r-123v) -- Hours of the Virgin during Advent (ff. 125r-135r) -- Penitential Psalms (ff. 137r-161v) -- Office of the Dead (ff. 163r-211r) -- Prayer to the Virgin, "Obscero te domina sancta Maria..." (ff. 212r-220r) -- Psalter of St. Jerome (ff. 222r-234v) -- Canticle of St. Athanasius, "Quicumque vult salvus esse..." (ff. 235r-239v)
Hand:
French Gothic script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
In the bottom edge of the frames on the calendar pages, Labor of the Month (verso) and Zodiac (recto) miniatures (ff. 1-13) -- Fifteen full-page miniatures at principal divisions: Christ, "Salvator Mundi" (f. 14v); Crucifixion (f. 17v); Pentecost (f. 26v); Virgin and Child (f. 33v); Visitation (f. 67v); Nativity (f. 83v); Annunciation to the Shepherds (f. 89v); Epiphany (f. 95v); Purification (f. 101v); Massacre of the Innocents (f. 107v); Flight into Egypt (f. 117v); Crowning of the Virgin (f. 124v); David in Penitence (f. 136v); Resurrection of Lazarus (f. 162v); Penitence of St. Jerome (f. 221v) -- Borders in "ganto-brugeois" style, decorated with fruits, flowers, birds, snails, and insects; gold background on three sides with the calendar, on four sides at divisions with full-page miniatures -- Decorated Initials: Six-line-high foliate initials on gold background at major divisions, that on f. 212r is historiated with a Pietà; various smaller initials in blue and white on red and gold ground
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Medium ND 3363 .V37 1984 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete -- Full-size -- Color -- Photographic -- Binding: light-brown leather with arms of Louise Charlotte de Bourbon engraved in gold and red on front
Series:
Codices e Vaticanis Selecti, 56
Publication Date:
1984
Place of Publication:
Zurich, Switzerland.
Publisher:
Belser Verlag
Printer:
Belser Studio, Vatican City
Notes:
Commentary in French by Marcel Thomas, published by Editions d'Art Ebory, Friburg, Switzerland, 1984. See also the commentary in German by Luigi Michelini Tocci for the German-language version of this facsimile" Stundenbuch aus Brügge, Vat. Ross. 94, Belser Verlag, Zurich, Switzerland, 1996, with call no. Med. Inst. ND 3363 .V37 1996 (Reference, Room 715B)
Type of Text:
Book of hours, calendar, devotional, religious