(active c. 1450)

Book of Hours

c. 1450
Manuscript (Ms. Ludwig IX.7)
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

This Book of Hours was made in Ghent or Bruges c. 1450. The miniature on folio 131v depicts priests in their stalls in the choir of a medieval church. They are singing Vespers of the Dead and up to three clerics are sharing each Breviary. This is not a Mass, for it is not taking place by the altar.

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