Auction 108, Lot 662

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1480 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours

Color: Hand Color

3.5 x 5.7 inches
8.9 x 14.5 cm

A museum quality leaf from an Italian Book of Hours, written on very high quality vellum. The text is written in a very fine humanistic book hand and the decorations are exquisitely executed. Each side contains several small initials in red, blue and gold and one four-line historiated initial painted in superb Renaissance style. The text is from the Hours of the Virgin, Vespers and has the full text of Psalm 121 and part of 126.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/29/2004