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BOOK OF HOURS - Double-leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.

BOOK OF HOURS - Double-leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours.
Double-leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours. - BOOK OF HOURS
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Title : Double-leaf on vellum from a manuscript Book of Hours..
Map maker : BOOK OF HOURS.
Date : Northern France, maybe Paris ca. 1450.
Size : 7.2 x 11.0 inches. / 18.2 x 28.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A double-leaf from a book of hours, written in nearly black ink, in a large gothic book hand. 16 lines to the page.
RECTO: one 2-line capital “K”yrieleyson ……in blue and red, white infilling penwork heightened in burnished gold. Four 1-line gold initials and five blue initials with red penwork.
The right-hand leaf shows the litany to all saints with eight golden initials and 8 blue ones all illuminated with contrasting penwork,
The leaf is abundantly illuminated. VERSO: The versos of the double leaf shows even 11 gold initials with contrasting penwork in red and blue, and 14 blue initials.
The left page is abundantly illuminated, as it shows another part of the litany to all saints.
An important pair of leaves.
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Condition : Verry good condition, wide original borders, nice flat vellum.

ID: 80628

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