Connolly book of hours: MS.1986.097
- Connolly book of hours: MS.1986.097
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Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions
Books of hours -- Texts -- Early works to 1800
Books of hours -- Texts -- Specimens
Illumination of books and manuscripts, French -- Specimens
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Manuscripts, French -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Ms. codex; written in France.
In Latin; calendar in French.
Gothic script on vellum, 18 lines per page (calendar, 17 lines), writing block of 95 x 58 mm.
Decoration: 29 illuminations; 14 measure 36 x 36 mm and 15 measure 110 x 63 mm. Calendar is not illuminated. The Gospel readings begin with a large-scale illumination of St. John; the other three evangelists and illuminated in the smaller scale, as are the prayers. The eight offices of the Virgin have large-scale illuminations, as do the beginning of the Penitential Psalms, the Short Hours of the Cross, the Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, the Office of the Dead, the Joys of the Virgin, and the Requests to Our Lord. The Suffrages of the Saints have nine small-scale illuminations. Borders of flowers, fruit, animals (some mythic) and foliage in reds, browns, blues, greens and gold leaf, with pen and ink scrolls and dots.
Bound in 19th(?) century gold-tooled calf; silver clasp and post; four enamels of the Virgin on front cover; 19th century French marbled endpapers; gold foredges; in a solander box with spine title: French Book of Hours Ms. 86-97.
- Physical Description:
-  leaves : col. ill. ; 15 cm.
- Use Restrictions:
- These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College University Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested.