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