Named for its 17th- to early 20th-century owners, the Salvin Hours is one of the largest and most richly decorated English books of hours. Its decoration, created by two artists, resembles contemporary wall paintings in the Oxford area, suggesting that it was made in a workshop there. Its original owner probably was a high-status person living in Lincoln because it also resembles 13th-century books of hours associated with that city. It lacks a calendar, which would have helped to locate its original place of use because it would have listed saints' feasts special to a particular place. The Hours of the Virgin was borrowed from the prayerbook used by monks to become the core of the Book of Hours. Prayers for the hours of sext (noon) begin with the first letter decorated with the story of Peter's denial and the mocking of Christ (John 18:15-26, 19:1-16). The letter D(eus, 'God') is divided by contemporary arches and column, with Christ seated and facing outward in a mock coronation on the right, while on the left Peter converses with the servant girl. In a slot in the border, Peter sorrows, hearing the cock crowing at the top of the page. The pictures are meant for contemplation to aid devotion: the reader would imagine the story and identify with those in it.