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Book of Hours (Cistercian), Bleeding wound on cloth held by two kneeling angels, Walters Manuscript W.218, fol. 28v | by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts
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Book of Hours (Cistercian), Bleeding wound on cloth held by two kneeling angels, Walters Manuscript W.218, fol. 28v

This Book of Hours was created ca. 1440 in Hainaut for a female patron with Cistercian connections, which is suggested by long devotional sequences focused on the Passion of Christ and the Virgin, including indulgences, a litany with Cistercian affiliation, and various references to a female suppliant. Two devotional texts written by various scribes in Latin and French were added to the front and back of the book ca. 1450-1600. At the end of the front devotional text, on fol. 6v, there are sewing holes and strong impressions of a variety of pilgrim badges. The manuscript contains eight full-page miniatures, five of which were at some point protected by pieces of gauze that have been removed and are now in the WAM file.

 

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Uploaded on February 9, 2016