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Miniature on vellum from a book of hours.
Estimated value: $3000 - $4500
This region was well known for the many workshops for Books of Hours and masters who worked there, as Jouvenel, Robinet Tesard and the Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, became famous.
The painting depicts the so-called ?Gregory mass?: when he was celebrating mass Pope Gregory saw Christ rising behind the altar!
Around this scene we see a ladder, used to nail Jesus to the Cross and a person holding the lance with which His side was pierced. The tiara of the Pope is on the altar.
In the margins are wonderful paintings of acabthus leaves, flowers, a winged monster, a butterfly and two monkeys making music ? one on a flute and one playing the bag pipes!
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