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Fragment of Book of Book of Hours (leaf from FM 54): MS 1261-1985

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Current Location: In storage




163 x 109 (110 x 65) mm, 20 long lines, ruled in ink

Hours of the Virgin; beginning of Prime

1 three-quarter page miniature (verso; Christ before Herod (?Pilate)) in gold and pink frame and full acanthus border with foliate motifs, decorated initial [6 l.] in pink with white on gold with foliate decoration, bright red rubrication


History note: Manuscript made for woman, probably in Cork; Sir Thomas Selby, 1719; Hon. Edward Petre, 19th c.; Samuel Sandars, 19th c.; Maggs Bros, 1985; Friends of the Fitzwilliam, 1985

Place(s) associated

  • Bruges ⪼ Flanders

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Method of acquisition: Bought (1985)


15th Century#
Circa 1480 CE - Circa 1490 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 1261-1985
Primary reference Number: 118681
Project ID: 1226
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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