Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours.

France: circa 1480.

Illuminated leaf, 182 x 118 mm., with a panel border of liquid gold on one side and red ground on the other, nine 1-line and two 2-line initials in red and blue and gold, eighteen lines of text;.

A well-illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours with an unusual panel border of red, blue and pink flowers on a liquid gold ground on one side and on a red ochre ground on the other.

A well-illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours with an unusual panel border of red, blue and pink flowers on a liquid gold ground on one side and on a red ochre ground on the other.

The leaf is from the Book of the Virgin, the Hour of Sext (the sixth hour), which was recited around noon. The illuminated initial 'N' begins Psalm 123 which appears here in full, 'Nisi quia dominus erat in nobis, dicat nunc Israel: nisi quia dominus erat in nobis' ('But that our Lord was in us, let Israel now say: but that our Lord was in us'). On the verso is the commencement of Psalm 124, 'Qui confidunt in Domino…' ('They that trust in the Lord…').

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909716

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