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Charles V Prayer Book Mug

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Charles V Prayer Book Mug

Charles V Prayer Book Mug

Take a peek inside our Charles V Prayer Book Mug to find brilliant artwork inspired by a stunning, colorful, illuminated manuscript: one of the earliest known prayer books created for the young Charles V (1500–1558), the future Holy Roman emperor.

The Story Behind The Art & Illustrations

The first illustration in the book shows Charles' coat of arms from when he was still living in the Habsburg Netherlands before he became emperor. A small book, just 6¾ x 4¾ inches, it features a hand-drawn miniature on almost every page with fully decorated borders. Its art is a fascinating example of Flemish culture from the early sixteenth century. The religious iconography and exceptional illuminations in tempera, ink, and gold, include early Renaissance artistic elements linked to the circle of Simon Bening, famous miniaturist, in the Bruges tradition.

Size & Care

This mug measures 4.25" in width, 6.00" in height, and 4.00" in depth. It weighs 1.06 pounds.

Give One As A Gift

This mug makes a great gift for friends or family members.  Not only is it perfect for coffee, tea, and other beverages, but the design is a real conversation starter!


You may return the mug (in new condition) within 30 days of your order date. We'll refund the full price, less the shipping costs.


You can expect the Charles V Prayer Book Mug to arrive within 5 to 7 days after you place your order. If you need it sooner, select rush shipping at checkout.

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  • 5
    Excellent workmanship!

    Posted by Joanne Brewton on 27th Sep 2021

    Excellent gift.