Illuminated Manuscript: Book of Hours


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Artifact Identification Illuminated Manuscript: Book of Hours   (1922.09.0004)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Literary Works
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 15th century
Culture French

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 22.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 17.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.5 cm
Weight 635 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, pigment--ink, metallic, tempera, Paper--Parchment
Manufacturing Processes writing, Painting--Illumination
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Brown multi-colored manuscript, 22 X 17 X 8 c.m., on the Book of Hours. Geometric designs are on the cover while there are two metal flowers on the back. The binding has shrunk.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Clement, Richard W. & Friedman, John B. Research Notes: Resources for Scholars: Medieval Manuscripts in Two Illinois Libraries (70-76). The Library Quarterly. 1987. "New light on an old illumination," Heritage 3/1 (Apr-Oct 1983), pp. 5-6. Photo: "21st Century Museum Visitors & Digital Museum Resources", 12/16/2005.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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