Book of Hours
Northern Netherlands, county of Holland, miniatures probably from
Leiden, text c. 1475–1500, miniatures c. 1520
The Masters of the Suffrages
Christ Bids Farewell to His Mother. The
scene of Christ Bidding Farewell to his Mother is part of the Passion
(the last days of Christ's life). This is an unusual subject in
Books of Hours and is derived from late medieval devotional texts.
The miniatures were added to this Book of Hours several years after
the text was completed; the leaves on which they are painted are
smaller than the text pages.
Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 130,
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