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Auction 102, Lot 552

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1300 (circa)



3.5 x 4.5 inches
8.9 x 11.4 cm
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Vellum leaf from a Breviary written in Flanders, probably Bruges. It was used as a traveling breviary by Dominican or Franciscan monks, who traveled throughout Europe. Every breviary begins with a Psalter and this leaf is from this section. The text is written in a neat Gothic bookhand. On the recto is a large historiated initial "O" containing a tiny painting of a saint, illuminated in red, blue, white, orange and burnished gold leaf. The tail of the initial extends into the margin.


Condition: B

Overall toned with wear to the illuminated initial resulting in loss of the saint's robes.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 3/5/2003