Original leaf from a manuscript - Tours - France - 1485

Description
Original leaf from a manuscript - Tours - France - 1485
Art, Bibles, History, Manuscripts, Music, Original artwork, Religion - Quantity: 0 - Manuscript

Breviary leaf, handwritten on paper-thin parchment. Used by priests in reading Mass. Looks like new after almost 600 years.

The red letters on the front refer to the Sabbath and especially the part of the lauds, the morning prayer.

Three larger gilt-heightened initials, against a blue or brown background. There is fine decoration within the initials. In addition, there are 5 small decorated initials.

In red text instructions for the mass, directions for reading the text, including antiphonies (a).

With 29 written lines in two columns, in a black manuscript.

Written and illuminated in Tours, France, around 1485.

High-quality leaf. Both the painting and the writing are in good condition.

Leaf size: 17.7 × 12.5 cm and type page with two columns: 8 × 11.3 cm.

Comes in an passe-partout to keep the leaf in good condition.

Will be sent as a registered parcel insured up to €100, and up to €500 in the Netherlands.

Lot details
Object
Manuscript
Number of Books
0
Subject
Art, Bibles, History, Manuscripts, Music, Original artwork, Religion
Book Title
Original leaf from a manuscript - Tours - France
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1485
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
No
Publisher
nvt
Binding/ Material
Single page
Number of pages
1
Dimensions
17.7×12.5 cm
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