British Library, Stowe MS 17
(Maastricht Hours)


Produced: Netherlands (Li├Ęge), c. 1310-1320
Current Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Book of Hours
Language: Latin
Folios: 273
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic
Dimensions: Height: 9.5 cm Width: 7 cm
Folio 81v


Bas-de-page narrative scenes and grotesques, fully painted. Made for an aristocratic woman, who is represented at several places in the manuscript (ff.18, 19, 130v, 140, 157v, 256); the French of the calendar further points to a lay patron. - [British Library catalog description]

Marginal drawings include some Bestiary animals, scenes from Reynard the Fox and lots of mocking apes.

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