Illustrations 3 - 5
Illustration 3. (f. 13v)
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist. Lauds. The second subject in the illustrations of the Hours of the Virgin.
Illustration 4. (f. 19r)
The Crucifixion of Christ. This subject is used to illustrate the Hours of the Cross, which is frequently inserted in books of hours, in the midst of the Hours of the Virgin. The figure of Mary with John on the left (Christ’s right), while those responsible for the death of Christ are on the right (Christ’s left).
Illustration 5. (f. 20r)
Pentecost. This subject is used to illustrate the Hours of the Holy Spirit, which like the Hours of the Christ, is frequently inserted in books of hours in the midst of the Hours of the Virgin. The subject is the gift of the HolySpirit to the Apostles. Mary is usually depictedas present with the Apostles.