IM-10293: (186 x 128 mm) Original leaf from a manuscript Book of Hours. 16 lines of red-ruled Latin text on animal vellum. One illuminated four-line initial in blue on a burnished gold ground with an internal flower motif in burgundy, green and burnished gold; three illuminated two-line initials in burnished gold on mauve and blue ground; two one-line illuminated initials alternating in blue with red penwork and burnished gold with blue penwork. The Elaborate panel border contains acanthus & diverse floral motifs (containing grapes – symbol of the Blood of Christ, and strawberries - symbol of perfect righteousness). Northern France, c. 1470-80.
The miniature painting depicts The Crucifixion. Christ is shown on a tall cross, blood dripping from his wounds and golden rays emanating from his head. Beneath the cross, Mary stands with hands clasped and looking towards the ground while St. John the Evangelist, gazes up at Christ and "Adam's skull & rib" are at the foot of the cross; mountainous landscape in background with a river.
The large floral decorated “D” begins "Domine..." (Thou O Lord wilt open my lips. And my mouth shall declare thy praise...). The two-line illuminated "D" begins: "Deus..." (Incline unto my aid O God...). The two-line illuminated "P" begins: "Patris..." (The wisdom of the Father, and truth divine beside, God and man surprised was even at the morning tide: His known disciples left him for to follow more: Sold and betrayed to the Jews they did afflict him sore. We adore thee O Christ, and we bless thee. For that by thy hold Cross thou hast redeemed the world).