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Auction 98, Lot 473

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1400 (circa)



2.8 x 3.8 inches
7.1 x 9.7 cm
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A very tiny, almost austere, vellum leaf with little decoration in the style of the Dutch Protestants. Written in brown ink with red and blue initials and red rubrication. It is very illustrative of the manner in which the scribes worked. On the right side of the recto there are tiny pinpricks made in the vellum. These were used to perfectly align each line of text., which is very lightly drawn to guide the scribe. The text has prayers for parents.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/6/2002