Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Catholic Church. Circa 1450.

Image of Book of Hours, Use of Rome

An example of “girdle binding.” Hung from a man’s or woman’s belt and carried around. This format was popular, based on hundreds of images of people wearing them, but very few of the actual books survive (under 30 examples are known).

Metadata Details
Title Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Short Title Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Creator Catholic Church
Publication Date Circa 1450
Language Latin
Call Number VAULT folio Case MS 38
Location Special Collections 4th floor