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Auction 95, Lot 381

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscript

Period: 1400 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours


3.6 x 2.7 inches
9.1 x 6.9 cm

Very charming small vellum leaf decorated with superb pen work in blue, "Delft" style and numerous initials in blue and red and a large initial in burnished gold. The Latin text is from Psalm 127, reading in part, "Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001