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Manuscript - Getijdenboek - Heiligenkalender oktober - Frankrijk - Prachtige handgeschilderde initiaalversieringen en veel goud - 1440

Manuscript - Getijdenboek - Heiligenkalender oktober - Frankrijk - Prachtige handgeschilderde initiaalversieringen en veel goud - 1440

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Manuscript - Getijdenboek - Heiligenkalender oktober - Frankrijk - Prachtige handgeschilderde initiaalversieringen en veel goud - 1440
Art, Bibles, Curio & ephemera, History, Manuscripts, Memorabilia, Original artwork, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Manuscript

Original calendar leaf from a book of hours, for the month of October.

Handwritten and illuminated in France around 1440.

The October calendar leaf starts with the beautiful red initials KL of kalendea.

The first column shows the golden number. It indicates the dates of all the calendric new moons for each year.
In the second column, the letter indicates when Sundays occur in a specific year.
The third column shows the Roman day count. They divided the week into three unequal parts. Kalendae (abbreviated KL), Idus (abbreviated ID) and Nonae (abbreviated N).

On the right, the saints are written in black and red. Many days in the Middle Ages were feast days, dedicated to a particular saint.
Saints can sometimes tell from which country or region the book of hours came, or for whom it was intended. The saints in red are the most important saints.

The leaf is in good condition. Text and illumination are sharp. Some spots in the outer margin.

Leaf size: 10.2 × 7.5 cm and type area: 5 × 4.3 cm.

Will be sent as a registered parcel, insured up to €100.

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Number of Books
1
Subject
Art, Bibles, Curio & ephemera, History, Manuscripts, Memorabilia, Original artwork, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Manuscript - Getijdenboek - Heiligenkalender oktober - Frankrijk
Book Title
Prachtige handgeschilderde initiaalversieringen en veel goud
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1440
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
No
Number of pages
1
Dimensions
10.2×7.5 cm
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