Item 4 - Book of Hours - Fragment

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Book of Hours - Fragment


  • c1450-1500 (Creation)

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Single leaf, double sided, Latin text on vellum (149x113mm) mounted

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The leaf was purchased from Folio Fine Art - the original seller's label affixed to the mounting card is preserved. The seller's stock numbering is inscribed in pencil in the lower margin (recto) 'MS. 1157'. Additional notations partially erased.

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Hours of the Virgin – Matins.1 The closing of Psalm 97 (v. 7-9), response and benediction of Lesson 6 said at the second nocturne. Lesson 7, recited at the third nocturne, begins with the opening verses of the hymn ‘O Beata Virgo Maria’ by Bishop Fulbert of Chartres, with the response and verse relating key moments in the Annunciation story.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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