Bifolium from a Book of Hours
South Netherlandish (Flanders)
Place of Manufacture: South Netherlands, South Netherlands, Flanders
Overall (page dimensions, each leaf): 11.8 x 8.4 cm (4 5/8 x 3 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on parchment
Not On View
A bifolium (sheet of parchment folded in half to produce two leaves), from a Book of Hours containing text from the Office of the Virgin, Vespers and Compline (includes Ave Maria hymn).
1 column of 16 text lines in Flemish, writing lines in blind.
Written in a hurried Gothic bookhand in black ink with red rubrics. Two-line initial in red on f. 1 recto at the beginning of the Office.
By 1913, Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917)
 From September 30, 1913 until it was accessioned, this object was on loan to the MFA from Denman W. Ross.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection