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Book of Hours were prayer books designed for the laity, but modeled on the Divine Office, a cycle of daily devotions, prayers and readings, performed by members of religious orders and the clergy. Its central text is the Hours of the Virgin. There are eight hours (times for prayer ): Matins, Lauds. Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. During the Middle Ages, the leaves making up a Book of Hours were written by hand on expensive parchment and beautifully illuminated with jewel-like pigments and gold leaf. These illuminated manuscripts combined the collaborative efforts of an array of highly skilled craftspeople; requiring the joint labors of the parchmenter, professional scribes to write the text in Gothic script, artists to illuminate the pages with decorations, and masterful binders to complete the process.

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Lot 732
By: Anonymous
Subject: Medieval Manuscripts
Date: 1490 (circa)

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Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 5 x 6.9 inches
         12.7 x 17.6 cm


    A wonderful vellum leaf from a French Breviary at the end of the 15th century. The text is written in two columns in Gothic book hand in red and black ink, with many large and small initials illuminated in red, blue and gold.

Condition Description: Light soiling with a few small abrasions and minute worm holes.

Estimate:
$110.00 - $140.00


Sold for: $80.00

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