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   IM-10617 - Book of Hours Leaf with miniature painting of ''The Coronation of the Virgin Mary'' and wonderful winged creature in margin



IM-10617: (148 x 110mm) Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 16 lines of ruled text, ruled in red, written in Latin with dark brown ink in gothic script on animal vellum. One illuminated four-line initial in blue & white on burnished gold ground with floral infill in red, orange & blue. The panel borders contain a highly decorative geometric border with an interior floral design,  a whimsical winged creature (bottom) who appears to be jumping, and a bird (left)  in blues, reds, green, pink, orange, gray & liquid gold. Recto blank.

France (Paris), c. 1480.

The miniature painting (82 x 62mm) depicts The Coronation of the Virgin: The Virgin Mary kneels on a brown and green tiled floor with hands folded, blessed by Christ who sits on a thrown draped with a gold patterned red textile and holds a golden orb in his left hand.  Her crown is put in place by a descending angel having white and gold wings.

The four-line illuminated ''C'' begins:  ''Converte...'' (Restore us, O God our savior, and turn Thy anger from us).

Inventory Number: IM-10617


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1480
Origin: France (Paris)
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 148x110mm
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Price: SOLD
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