From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book

 

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The Nativity: the birth of the Savior in the stable at Bethlehem. The Christmas episode was commonly recalled at the hour of Prime (hora prima), which was the "first" hour after sunrise. In this book, however, the Nativity was recalled at the hour of Terce (hora tertia), that is, the "third" hour after sunrise, or approximately 9 A.M. Such variations reflect regional differences; this one suggests that the book was produced in the vicinity of Troyes.

Gift of Mrs. Pauline M. Rubens.

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Book of Hours. France, ca. 1500.
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