Digital Scriptorium
New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  BP.096
Description:Phoenix Hours ff. 197 - Bound, s. XVII (1620), in France in brown morocco, gilt. - Owned, 1620, by Marie Gaillard (her name on binding); bequeathed, ca. 1809, by Jean-Baptiste Beaugendre of Paris to Denis-Gabriel Rousseau de Gironne; bequest to Columbia University by Stephen Whitney Phoenix (1839-1881). - De Ricci, pp. 1267-1268.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 46
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BP.096_20
Language: Latin Country: France Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-197v
Description: - Parchment - 160 x 110 mm - 17 long lines ruled in pale red ink.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Paris
Assigned Date: s. XV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1475 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Formal gothic book hand.
Artist(s): Maître François, Chief Associate of
Figurative Decoration: 20 large miniatures, of which 5 with additional scenes in the margins; 10 small miniatures; 24 calendar miniatures.
Other Decoration: Rubrics in blue.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-197v
Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Language(s): Latin
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ff. 1v-2   On the verso, ownership note; on the recto, the beginning of January; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 2v-3   Calendar for end of January, beginning of February; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 3v-4   Calendar for end of February, beginning of March; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 4v-5   Calendar for end of March, beginning of April; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 5v-6   Calendar for end of April, beginning of May; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 6v-7   Calendar for end of May, beginning of June; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 7v-8   Calendar for end of June, beginning of July; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 8v-9   Calendar for end of July, beginning of August; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 9v-10   Calendar for end of August, beginning of September; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 10v-11   Calendar for end of September, beginning of October; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 11v-12   Calendar for end of October, beginning of November; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 12v-13   Calendar for end of November, beginning of December; monthly occupation and sign of the zodiac.
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ff. 13v-14   Calendar for end of December.
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ff. 14v-15   John the Evangelist with his eagle holding his pen case.
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ff. 17v-18   Luke with his ox beside him as he paints a portrait of the Virgin.
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ff. 19v-20   Matthew with his symbol, the angel (or winged man) holding the inkwell.
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ff. 21v-22   Mark writing on a scroll, as the winged lion watches.
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ff. 22v-23   Virgin and Child with two angel musicians.
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ff. 27v-28   Pietà with John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene.
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ff. 32v-33   Annunciation; subsidiary scenes in the margins: Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate; Nativity of the Virgin; Joachim's sacrifice refused; Presentation of the Virgin in the temple.
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ff. 57v-58   Visitation.
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ff. 68v-69   Nativity.
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ff. 74v-75   Annunciation to the shepherds.
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ff. 79v-80   Adoration of the Magi.
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ff. 83v-84   Presentation in the temple.
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ff. 88v-89   Flight into Egypt; miracle of the wheatfield in the background.
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ff. 95v-96   Coronation of the Virgin.
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ff. 100v-101   Last Judgment; subsidiary scenes in the margins: David playing for Saul; David praying; Lay people playing instruments in front of the ark; Priests conducting a service before the ark.
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ff. 110v-111   Snail in outer border of recto.
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ff. 111v-112   Snail in outer border of verso, traced through from the other side.
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ff. 116v-117   [No Title for Display]
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ff. 119v-120   Crucifixion; subsidiary scenes in the margins: Flagellation; Road to Calvary; Kiss of Judas; Pilate washing his hands.
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ff. 126v-127   Pentecost; subsidiary scenes in the margins: Dispersal of the apostles; Peter preaching; Baptism of Christ; Peter baptizing.
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ff. 132v-133   Deathbed scene with wife and Dominican praying, as angel and devil fight over soul; subsidiary scenes in the margins: Reception of the Eucharist; Shrouding the corpse; Franciscans bearing the coffin; Interment in a churchyard.
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ff. 185v-186   Trinity with the Father and Son as identical persons, and the Dove hovering between them.
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ff. 188v-189   Michael fighting the dragon.
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ff. 189v-190   James the Greater with pilgrim's staff.
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ff. 190v-191   Christopher carrying the Christ Child across the river.
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ff. 191v-192   Martyrdom of Sebastian.
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ff. 192v-193   Decollation of John the Baptist, as Salome stands by with the plate.
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ff. 193v-194   Temptation of Anthony abbot, with flames and his pig at his feet.
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ff. 194v-195   Martyrdom of Catherine of Alexandria; Genevieve holding her taper with a devil and an angel on either side.
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ff. 195v-196   Noli me tangere.
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ff. 196v-197   Margaret emerging from the dragon's back.
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Binding   Front cover, stamped "Marie" and "1620."
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Binding   Back cover, stamped "Gaillard" and "1620."
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