This 14th-century manuscript leaf is from a Latin prayer book that was written in Tournai.
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 beautiful decorated initials in red, blue and gold. This is an original unique piece from the 14th century. Dimensions: 12 × 8.5 cm.
Condition: although more than 650 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.
- Number of Books
- Bibles, Manuscripts
- Author/ Illustrator
- Pierart dou Tielt
- Book Title
- Manuscript, Illuminated Book of Hours page from Tournai (Doornik) - ca
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Loose page
- 12×8.5 cm