Jul 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2005
Jul 12, 2013

Leaf Excised from the Tarleton Hours: Christ Carrying the Cross

Leaf Excised from the Tarleton Hours: Christ Carrying the Cross

c. 1430

Ink, tempera, silver, and gold on vellum

Overall: 15.3 x 11.1 cm (6 x 4 3/8 in.)

The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection 2001.77

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The images and decorated initials in the book helped users navigate to sections they needed.


Although the Hours of the Virgin are traditionally illustrated with scenes from the early life of Christ, sometimes the Passion of Christ, or the events leading up to and immediately after the Crucifixion, are used. This scene of Christ carrying the cross, used for the sixth hour (Sext), is placed between a scene of flagellation, or beating, and the Crucifixion. This book of hours uses the feminine pronoun in prayers, indicating that it had a female owner.

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