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Lewis E M 5:15 Book of Hours
TitleBook of Hours
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 5:15
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- St. Barbara, beginning her Suffrage
- Suffrages in books of hours were prayers dedicated to various saints. St. Barbara was a third-century saint martyred at the hands of her own father, a pagan. According to her legend, her father had her locked away in a tower in order to keep away her suitors. Her attribute, therefore, is a tower with three windows, a design that commemorates the Trinity.
- The number '92' is written in upper right corner of recto, indicating that this leaf was once f. 92 of the original manuscript.
- St. Margaret, beginning her Suffrage
- St. Margaret of Antioch was a popular medieval virgin saint and martyr. According to her legend, she was swallowed by the Devil who appeared in the form of a dragon. Miraculously, she survived when after she made the sign of the cross, the beast's belly burst open, allowing her to climb out alive.
Extent144 x 201 mm
- 15th century
- Book of Hours
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