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   IM-9806 - Medieval Hours Leaf - Exceptional miniature of Presentation in Temple



IM-9806:  (170 x 118 mm). Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 12 lines, ruled in red and written in Latin with dark brown ink on animal vellum. One three-line initial illuminated in pink with an internal floral design in pink, blue, green orange and white on a burnished gold ground; one two-line and four one-line illuminated initials in burnished gold on blue and red ground. Panel border decoration of rinceaux with a floral motif  in red, green, blue and burnished gold. France (Amiens?), c. 1420.

MINIATURE PAINTING OF THE PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE: Mary hands the Christ Child to Simeon, the High Priest.  Behind her stands a female handmaiden carrying an offering basket of turtle  doves.  An exceptionally fine example of early International Gothic style - the figures and faces are very well rendered and the use of diagonal placement of the altar and the barrel-vaulted spaces lend perspective and motion to the scene.

This impressive painting opens the Hours of the Virgin, Hour of None.   The large illuminated "D" begins:  "Deus..." (Incline unto my aid O God...). 

Inventory Number: IM-9806


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1420
Origin: France (Amiens?)
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 170x118mm
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