Detail View: CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION: Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis: fragment

Filename: 
cc20190605_28
Identifier: 
cc20190605_28
Title: 
Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis: fragment
Creator: 
Catholic Church
Subject: 
Books of hours - Illustrations
Subject: 
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval
Summary: 
Ms. This manuscript leaf is part of a collection of medieval manuscript leaves selected to illustrate the art of the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and influence. They have been taken from books written in various European scriptoria by Benedictine, Franciscan, Carthusian, Dominican, and other orders of monks. Many are enriched with handsome borders, initial letters, and line-endings rendered in color. Twenty-five are illuminated with burnished gold or silver. The texts include the Bible, various church service books, the writings of the Church fathers, and some of the Classics.
Summary: 
In angular gothic script
Summary: 
This Book of Hours shows definite characteristics of the manuscript art of France and the Netherlands of about 1450 A.D. It was probably one of many copies prepared for sale at a shrine to which devout pilgrims came to worship or to seek a cure. The spiked letters and the detached ornamental bar are unmistakably Flemish in spirit, while the free ivy sprays are distinctively French. The burnished metal in the decorations shows the use of alloyed gold (oro di metà) as well as silver. Various metals were added in different localities to the fine gold. English illuminations frequently had a decided orange hue, while the French had a lemon cast. The quality of the gold was best enhanced by the use of burnishing tools equipped with an emerald, a topaz, or a ruby. Less successful burnishers contained an agate or the tooth of a wolf, a horse, or a dog. This vellum leaf was created in Northern France.
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Contributor: 
Ege, Otto F.
Date of Original: 
1450 approximate
Date of Digitization: 
2019
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
manuscript (documents)
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Physical Format: 
books
Dimensions of Original: 
16 x 11 cm
Language: 
Latin
Original Item Location: 
PORTFOLIO BOX 2-28
Digital Project: 
2019_027_manuscripts
Catalog Record: 
https://albert.rit.edu/record=b1426753
Place: 
France
Rights: 
RIT Libraries makes materials from its collections available for educational and research purposes pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.
Notes: 
The manuscript leaves of this collection were accumulated and selected and most of the accompanying information was prepared over a period of forty years by the late Otto F. Ege, Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lecturer on the History of the Book at the School of Library Science, Western Reserve University. Each leaf is matted and accompanied by a descriptive letterpress label.
Other Title: 
Book of hours. Fragments. Middle 15th century