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Publisher: BOOK OF HOURS.
Title: The Poisoned cup of Saint John. [from the Book of Hours in the Suffrages to the Saints].
Published in: France, ca.1300
   
Size: 9.6 x 6.3 inches.
24.5 x 16.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Miniature leaf on vellum in lapis lazuli, vermilion, gold leaf, plant-based greens, ochre, and flake white leaf on vellum.
A 4 line text written in latin with dark brown ink in gothic script on vellum a rubric at the end of the sentence.
Good, but a bit browned and stained. Top margin cut into marginal decoration.

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Painted scene of the Poisoned cup of Saint John. The biblical story goes that the Emperor Diocletian offered St. John a cup of poisoned wine. He survived because he blessed the wine before he put it to his lips, the poison rose from the chalice in the shape of a serpent. Below a decorated initial in gold leaf, vermilion, and lapis lazuli amidst foliated left side border. VERSO : 15 lines of text written in Latin, ruled in red with dark brown ink in gothic script. A decorated 2 line-initial painted in gold leaf, lapis lazuli and vermilion. Some rubrics stand out from text.





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BOOK OF HOURS. - The Poisoned cup of Saint John. [from the Book of Hours in the Suffrages to the Saints].
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