Manuscript; Geïllumineerde pagina uit een getijdenboek - ca. 1450

Description
Manuscript; Geïllumineerde pagina uit een getijdenboek - ca. 1450
Illustrated, Manuscripts, Religion - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description - Manuscript

This 15th-century manuscript leaf is from a Latin prayer book that was written in France, c. 1450.

Imagine the medieval abbeys with their libraries where monks created beautiful manuscripts, illuminated with gilt-heightened and hand-painted initials on red or blue backgrounds. Time was not an issue, contemplation and quality all the more so.

This is such a manuscript on vellum (thin parchment - animal skin) with beautifully decorated initials and pen work, gilt-heightened, and with a beautiful border decoration. This is an original unique piece from the 15th century. Dimensions: 15 × 11 cm.

Condition: Although more than 500 years old, the manuscript is still in good condition; the vellum is slightly tanned. Elements that determine the value: its rarity, quality, age and attractiveness. This is a masterpiece in any serious collection.

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Number of Books
1
Subject
Illustrated, Manuscripts, Religion
Book Title
Manuscript; Geïllumineerde pagina uit een getijdenboek - ca. 1450
Condition
Good, but with traces of use
Edition
Other
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
nvt
Binding/ Material
Loose page
Extras
other extra - see description
Number of pages
2
Dimensions
15×11 cm
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