Auction 95, Lot 383

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscript

Period: 1400 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours


6.2 x 8.5 inches
15.7 x 21.6 cm

Wonderfully decorative leaf from a Book of Hours written in France, probably Paris. Both sides are delicately illuminated in the margins with flowers and acanthus leaves in bright colors and fine gold lines. The text is from the Office of the Dead, Vespers, Psalm 137:2 (138 King James version) and includes several illuminated initials in red, white, blue and gold leaf.


Condition: A+

Fine condition with little sign of use.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/13/2001