15th Century Medieval Book of Hours Leaf

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This is an original leaf from a late-medieval manuscript Book of Hours. The text consists of red-ruled Latin text, with dark brown ink in gothic textura script on animal vellum. This leaf has eleven one-line initials and nine line-extenders in gold on blue and mauve ground with delicate white tracery.The one-line illuminated H” begins Psalm 41:5-12: “Hec recordatus?” (These things I remembered, and poured out my soul in me?Hope thou in God, for I will still give praise to him: the salvation of my countenance, and my God).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 the 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.This leaf is encased within a double sided mat within a sealed plastic envelope.


Size: 4.75 x 7 inches
Print Maker: Unknown (Northern France: probably Rouen)
Condition: Very Good-age toning
Medium: Animal Vellum
Year: circa 1470

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