"[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. The decorations are very simple; only the initials to each verse are in blue or gold leaf. The text is from Psalms 105.
Soiled with some stains along binding side as is to be expected for a leaf from a traveling breviary.