This 15th century manuscript sheet is from a Prayer Book written in Dutch in ca. 1450.
Imagine the medieval abbeys, they had libraries where monks lit up beautiful handwritten manuscripts with gilded hand-painted initials on red or blue background. Time was not an issue, contemplation and quality all the more.
This is such a manuscript on vellum (thin parchment - animal skin) with beautiful written letters with small decorations in the capital letters. This is an original unique piece from the 15th century.
Condition: Although more than 500 years old, the condition is good, the parchment is slightly browned. Elements that determine the value: the rarity, quality of age and attractiveness ... a masterpiece in any serious collection.
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Manuscripts, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Book Title
- Manuscript - Page from a Dutch Book of Hours - [ca. 1450]
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Loose page
- Number of pages
- 16.5×12 cm