Auction 123, Lot 809

"[Book of Hours Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1420 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
2.3 x 3.2 inches
5.8 x 8.1 cm

This exquisite miniature vellum leaf is from Flanders. It is such a tiny leaf it would have been from a lady's book. The decorative initials are applied in gold leaf, red, blue and white. The text is from the Seven Penitential Psalms; a part of Psalm 37.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/20/2008

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