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Manuscript - Illuminated Book of Hours page from Delft - 1440

This 14th century manuscript leaf comes from a Dutch Prayer Book written in Delft.

Imagine the medieval abbeys, they had libraries where monks penned beautiful handwritten manuscripts, illuminated with gilded hand-painted initials on a red or blue background. Time was not an issue, contemplation and quality all the more.

This is one such manuscript on vellum (thin parchment - animal skin) with beautifully decorated initials in red, blue and gold. This is an original unique piece from the 15th century. Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.4 cm.

Condition: although more than 550 years old, the condition is good, the parchment is slightly browned. Elements that determine its value: rarity, quality, age and attractiveness... a masterpiece in any serious collection.

Object Manuscript
Number of Books 1
Subject Bibles, Manuscripts
Author/ Illustrator Manuscript
Book Title Illuminated Book of Hours page from Delft
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1440
Edition 1st Edition
Language Dutch
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Loose page
Number of pages 2
Dimensions 10.7×7.4 cm
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