User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Book of Hours (Use of Bayeux)

Start collecting

A Book of Hours with 123 folios: ff.1-12v: Calendar f.13: [blank] (tipped-in singleton) ff.14-19v: Gospel readings ff.19v-23: Obsecro te (masculine use) ff.23-24v: Saluto te piisima virgo ff.24v-27: Suffrages to St. James, Archangel Michael, St. Nicholas, St. Katharine, St. Barbara f.27v:...

Show Full Description


By 1904, Mrs. Thomas A. Gaffield; 1904, given to the MFA by Mrs. Thomas A. Gaffield. (Accession date: January 12, 1904)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Gaffield

French (Rouen), Medieval (Gothic), about 1450–75

Place of Manufacture

Rouen, France


Overall (page dimensions): 16.4 x 11.7 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tempera, ink, pencil (modern), and gold on parchment; bindings of calfskin over pasteboard with gilding




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts