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BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours.

BOOK OF HOURS - Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours.
Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours. - BOOK OF HOURS
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Title : Leaf on vellum from a printed Book of Hours..
Map maker : BOOK OF HOURS.
Date : Paris ca. 1510.
Size : 4.8 x 3.0 inches. / 12.2 x 7.7 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :

Miniature on vellum from a printed book of hours, painted over a printed scene, as was usually done in early 1500 in imitation of the painted miniatures in manuscript books. even though these are often more colourful and more detailed than the older mauscripts miniatures.
The scene shows St. John, the evangelist, in a kettle with boiling oil.
St. John was the youngest disciple of Christ, and became one of the four evangelists, he wrote his famous book of the Apocalyps on the isle of Patmos.
During his travels he visited Rome. This is a famous scene and shows him standing in a kettle of boiling oil, it is said he fell into it, but more probably was put into it, see the bellowing man next to the kettle, it happened at the so-called "Latin Gate" in Rome. Of course he stepped out unharmed and even rejuvenated, and was banned to the isle of Patmos.
The catholic church has even a special day to remember this on the 6th.of May.
This scene is very popular in printed book of hours, which began to be made after ca. 1480. This miniature is done in very vivid colours andf heightened with liquid gold

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ID: 26192

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