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 - Book of Hours for the use of Rome, known as the 'Salting Hours' or 'Marmion Hours'
  • Book of Hours for the use of Rome, known as the 'Salting Hours' or 'Marmion Hours'
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Book of Hours for the use of Rome, known as the 'Salting Hours' or 'Marmion Hours'

  • Place of origin:

    Bruges (made)
    Valenciennes (made)
    Flanders (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1470-1475 (made)

  • Museum number:

    MSL/1910/2384 (Salting 1221)

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 10

Physical description

250 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 11 x 8 cm.
Ms. codex.
At least 7 miniatures missing; blank pages at beginnings and ends of sections.
Script: Gothic.
Decoration: 12 large miniatures in semi-circular gold frames within borders, matching borders enclosing text on opposite pages, 1 other full-page miniature (also 7 further text pages with borders but lacking miniatures opposite); initials of alternate gold and silver on black grounds with metal patterns like damascened work.
Binding: 19th century. Red velvet in frame of enamelled gold, with enamelled medallions of the Virgin and St. John the baptist; 2 clasps; possibly French.
Written at Bruges or Ghent; from the workshop of Simon Marmion, with 1 miniature from the Vrelant workshop.

Place of Origin

Bruges (made)
Valenciennes (made)
Flanders (made)

Date

c. 1470-1475 (made)

Object history note

Formerly in the Spitzer (sold 1892) and Salting collections. Bequeathed by George Salting in 1910.

Descriptive line

Book of Hours for the use of Rome

Categories

National Art Library; Books; Medieval and renaissance; Manuscripts

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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