Book of Hours

Book of Hours

This manuscript is a Book of Hours, a compilation of prayers and religious texts that aided and directed the private devotions of an individual. The Hours of the Virgin form the heart of the Books of Hours. They contain Psalms, hymns, prayers, and lessons from the Bible that the faithful read at specific times of the day to honor the Virgin Mary and seek her intercession. This interactive program allows you to explore select pages from the manuscript and learn more about how it was made, how it was used, and the meaning of its paintings.

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