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Map maker : BREVIARY.
Date : Northern France / Flanders, ca. 1300.
Size : 4.3 x 3.2 inches. / 10.8 x 8.2 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Leaf from a breviary, on vellum, with 15 lines of text in an early gothic bookhand, in very dark brown ink.
RECTO: A large historiated "C"onverte nos deus salutaris nostri...."(give Lord your salutations...)
The miniature shows the three Mary's at the grave of Jesus on Easter morning.
The angel, sitting on the tomb, announcing the risen Christ to them.
The three Mary's are, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Cleophas, Mary Magdalene with a small vessel of ointing oil.
The whole scene painted in a capital "C" (40 x 42 mm) on heavy burnished gold ground and colours
A large 2-line initial in burnished gold ground and colours, extending into the left margin, in the shape of a dragon, the right border shows a bird on a branch. The bottom shows two droleries, a rabbit and a dog.
Medieval manuscript leaf

Condition : Cut margins and shaving the margin decorations. With some brown staining.

ID: 92219

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