• Book Of Hours
  • c. 1450 - 1460
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium (Bruges)
  • 15th century
  • tempera, ink, gold leaf on parchment
  • Museum purchase in honor of Dr. Charles R. Mack with funds provided by Dr. Robert Y. Turner
  • CMA 2010.1

The group of the Virgin collapsing into the arms of St. John and the extensive landscape with a castle in the background are derived from one of the most lavishly decorated and famous Book of Hours ever produced, the Trés Riches Heures (Very Rich Hours) made for Jean, Duke of Berry by the Limbourg brothers between 1412−1415. Within the margin decoration, the cock refers to St. Peter’s denial of Christ and, on the opposite page, the peacock stands for His immortality.

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