15th Century Medieval Book of Hours Leaf

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Original leaf from a late-medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 16 lines of red-ruled Latin text, with dark brown ink in gothic textura script on animal vellum.This leaf is from Northern France ( probably Rouen ) and is dated around 1470.Book of Hours are personal prayer books of a devout and status-conscious society and are not only works of art, but cultural documents of their time. They reveal a unique combination of sacred and secular imagery-made of the finest materials, by the best craftsmen, for a small audience, which could both appreciate and afford them.


Size: 3.625 x 5.875 inches
Print Maker: Unknown - from Northern France
Condition: Very Good
Medium: Animal Vellum
Year: circa 1470

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