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Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

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A Book of Hours with 291 folios and 7 leaves: ff. 1 - 12v: Calendar f. 13: [blank] ff. 14 - 132: Hours of the Virgin (ff. 14 - 31v: Matins) (ff. 31v - 51: Lauds (rubric added later)) (f. 51v: [blank]) (ff. 52 - 59: Prime) (f. 59v: [blank]) (ff. 60 - 67: Terce) (f. 67v: [blank]) (ff. 68 - 74v:...

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Provenance

By 1979, Misses Aimee and Rosamond Lamb, Boston; 1979, given to the MFA by Aimee and Rosamond Lamb. (Accession date: October 17, 1979).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Italian (Siena), Medieval (Late Gothic)/early Renaissance, about 1450–75

Object Place

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 13.4 x 11.2 cm (5 1/4 x 4 7/16 in.) Other (writing space): 6.3 x 4.5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.494

Medium or Technique

Tempera, ink and gold on parchment; bindings of calfskin over bevelled boards, with gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts