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Une page manuscrite - Livre d'heures - Normandie [XVe siècle]

Une page manuscrite - Livre d'heures - Normandie [XVe siècle]

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Une page manuscrite - Livre d'heures - Normandie [XVe siècle]
Art, Bibles, Curio & ephemera, Graphic design, History, Manuscripts, Original artwork, Religion - Quantity: 0 - Manuscript

Manuscript. Leaf from a book of hours on wafer-thin parchment, with sparkling gold leaf, decorated with a daisy, a strawberry and blue wildflowers. A small but finely painted leaf. In the corners the page numbers 380 and 381 are written, at a later date. In the Middle Ages pages were unnumbered.

Handwritten in 20 lines and illuminated in Normandy around 1450.

Between the two columns is a fine twig with gold and green leaves, painted with flowers and a strawberry. The twig sprouts from the blue initial L, in which a daisy is painted against a background of gold leaf.

The initials are blue and have a red background of penwork, or gold leaf surrounded by black penwork.
Written in two typically French narrow columns, in brown script.

The notches on the side show where ropes kept the folios together.

The parchment, manuscript and decoration have been beautifully preserved after 570 years; there are small spots in the margin where the leaf was attached to the book.

Comes in a passe-partout with acid-free foil, leaf size 10 × 7.5 cm. Passe-partout size 25.5 × 19 cm.

Will be sent as a parcel, insured up to €500

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Number of Books
0
Subject
Art, Bibles, Curio & ephemera, Graphic design, History, Manuscripts, Original artwork, Religion
Book Title
Une page manuscrite - Livre d'heures - Normandie [XVe siècle]
Condition
Very good
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
No
Binding/ Material
Single page
Number of pages
1
Dimensions
10×7.5 cm
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