Hours of Mary of Burgundy

Mary of Burgundy's Book of HoursGetijdenboek van Maria van BourgondiëStundenbuch der Maria von BurgundLivre d'heures de Marie de BourgogneLibro de horas de María de Borgoña

Collection: Austrian National Library

Material: vellum

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The Hours of Mary of Burgundy (German: Stundenbuch der Maria von Burgund) is a book of hours, a form of devotional book for lay-people, completed in Flanders around 1477. It was probably commissioned for Mary of Burgundy, then the wealthiest woman in Europe; Mary was the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and wife of Maximilian I, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. No records survive as to its commission. (continued on English Wikipedia)

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