"[Lot of 2 - Illuminated Leaves]", Anon.
Subject: Medieval Manuscripts
Period: 1300 (circa)
3.5 x 4.5 inches
8.9 x 11.4 cm
Pair of vellum leaves 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. One leaf contains a large decorative initial "T", which is the beginning of Psalm 64 [KJV 65]. On the other side is a bird with a long tail filling the margin, painted in pink and blue and decorated with a long strip of gold leaf. The other leaf is simply embellished with small initials are in blue and gold.
Soiled with some stains along binding side as is to be expected for a leaf from a traveling breviary.