Auction 95, Lot 388

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscript

Period: 1450 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours

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Size:
5.5 x 7.5 inches
14 x 19.1 cm

Vellum leaf from the Hours of the Virgin - None. The text is part of Psalm 126 and 127. The leaf is beautifully decorated on both sides with numerous large initials and line fillers executed in blue, red, white and burnished gold leaf. The rector includes delicate renditions of flowers and leaves in the margin.

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Condition: B

Some spotting, mostly in margins, still a very attractive leaf.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/13/2001

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