Farnese Book of Hours

Title:
Farnese Book of Hours
Library:
Pierpont Morgan Library
Language:
Latin
City:
NEW YORK, N.Y.
Shelf Mark:
MS M.69
Alternate Names:
Farnese Hours -- Farnese book of hours : MS M.69 of the Pierpont Morgan Library New York --
Origin:
Rome, Italy
Dimensions:
114 folios -- 173 x 109 mm.
Date Description:
1546
Author:
written by Francesco Monterchi -- illuminated by Giulio Clovio --
Content:
Book of Hours, Rome use -- Hours of the Virgin (fols. 5-59) -- Mass of the Virgin (60v-63) -- Penitential Psalms (64v-71v) -- Litany and Prayers (fols. 71v-78v) -- Office of the Dead (fols. 80v-102) -- Hours of the Cross (fols. 102v-106) -- Hours of the Holy Spirit (fols. 106v-109v) -- Athanasian Creed (fols. 110-112) -- Colophon (fol. 112v) -- Note: commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (1520-1589)
Hand:
cancelleresca formata script --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Twenty-six full-page miniatures: Annunciation, Isaiah Prophesies before King Ahaz (ff. 4v-5r), Visitation, Embrace of Justice and Peace (ff. 17v-18r), Nativity, Fall of Man (ff. 26v-27), Annunciation to the Shepherds, Vision of the Ara Coeli (ff. 30v-31r), Circumcision of Christ, Baptism of Christ (ff. 34v-35r), Adoration of the Magi, Solomon and Sheba (ff. 38v-39), Flight into Egypt, Moses Crossing Red Sea (ff. 42v-43), Coronation of the Virgin, Ahasuerus Crowning Esther (ff. 48v-49), Creator, Holy Family (ff. 58v-60), Death of Uriah, David in Penance (ff. 63v-64), Corpus Christi Procession (ff. 72v-73r), Triumph of Death, Raising of Lazarus (ff. 79v-80r), Crucifixion, Brazen Serpent (ff. 102v-103r), Pentecost, Tower of Babel (ff. 106v-107), -- Thirty-seven other folios with elaborately historiated or decorated borders; see Appendix I (p 98) for outlined description of these borders and the entire manuscript; particularly noteworthy are ff. 32v-33, 40v-41, 54v-55, 66v-67, 72v-73, 86v-87, and 90v-91
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Hesburgh Library General Collection BX 2080 .A35 F27 2003
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, full-size, color reproduction of the entire manuscript (though the pages may be every so slightly reduced in size) --
Publication Date:
2003
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria
Publisher:
Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt
Printer:
kb offset Kroiss & Bichler, Regau, Austria
Notes:
Commentary by William M. Voelkle and Ivan Golub --
Type of Text:
Book of hours, devotional, prayer book, religious