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Psalter-Hours (Office of Liège)

ca. 1260-1275
6 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (16.5 x 14.6 cm)

Unknown, French
French

Object Type: Manuscript
Medium and Support: Ink, tempera, gold, on vellum
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1953.68
Location: Currently on view
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This manuscript includes a calendar with illuminations of the “labors of the month” and the zodiac; the Psalms; and various prayers and texts to be read at specific hours of the day.

[Gallery label text, June 2013]

Provenance
Leander van Ess (1772-1847), Marburg, Germany (his MS no. 105); purchased from him in 1823 by Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872), Cheltenham, England (his MS no. 490); owned by him until at least 1938; Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, New York; purchased by the Gallery in 1953

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Passport to the Past A Tour of the Ancient, European and Asian Collections of the Memorial Art Gallery.

The Passport to the Past tour and Image Set complement several areas of study and understanding as mandated by the NYS Board of Regents Social Studies curriculum for the sixth grade level as well as higher grade levels.
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