Book of Hours

Book of Hours

A full-page illumination from Rare Books's 15th-century book of hours, from the Linton-Surget Collection. Well-known relics of the Middle Ages, a book of hours is a Christian devotional book containing a selection of texts, prayers, and psalms. This particular example was likely created in the south of France, and was written in French and Latin by three unknown persons sometime between 1490 and 1495.