Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Bifolium from a Book of Hours

Identifier: 
exwsms107_bk
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 107
Title: 
Bifolium from a Book of Hours
Alternative Title: 
MS 107
Incipit: 
[f. 1v initial] Bekier ons god ouse heil geuer eum
Origin Date: 
ca. 15th century
Origin Location: 
Netherlands
Description: 
One bifolum from a Book of Hours in Dutch featuring illuminated marginal decoration and initial.
Provenance: 
Produced in Flanders in the 15th century. Sticker on the back of frame readers “The Bonfoey Co... Clevelend, O.” Loaned to WMU Library School through Jean Lowrie from the Gethsemani Abbey Library of Kentucky in 1974, and now permanently held by Special Collections.
Extent: 
1 bifolium
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Dutch
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: 
Illuminated manuscripts--Netherlands--15th century
Subject: 
Prayer books--Early works to 1800
Subject: 
books of hours
Subject: 
Textura (Gothic script)
Subject: 
Decorated initials
Subject: 
detached leaves
Language: 
dut
Dimensions: 
150 x 226 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Traces of earlier sewing slits appear in the middle margin, along the fold of the bifolium, possibily from the original binding. “Framed sometime before 1979, removed from frame 5-21-2010.” --from dealer description.
Decoration Description: 
On f. 1v, 5 line illuminated inital “B” on a field of gold, enclosing white floral pattern on a field of blue. Illumintated three-quarter border with sprays of light brown ivy and bezants on hairline stems and with fruit and flowers forms. Gold flaking from initial and bezants. Single line initials in gold and blue throughout text. Rubricated in red. On f. 1r and f. 2v, 2 line initial in blue.
Description of Hands: 
1 column of 18 lines ruled in drypoint and written in gothic texutalis libraria. Pricking in outer margins.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 107, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2019
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/jp2
Rights: 
Copyright 2019 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries.