Auction 95, Lot 387

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscript

Period: 1450 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours


5.5 x 7.5 inches
14 x 19.1 cm

A beautiful vellum leaf from the Hours of the Virgin - None. The Latin text, written in black with red rubics, contains part of Psalms 125 and 126. Both sides are richly illuminated with decorative initials and line fillers in red, blue, white and burnished gold leaf. The recto includes a two-line initial and flowers and leaves drawn in the margin.


Condition: B

Some spotting, mostly affecting the margins.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/13/2001