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   IM-10742 - Book of Hours Leaf with exceptional border decoration - The Magnificat



IM-10742: (193 x 138mm) Original leaf from a manuscript Book of Hours. 16 lines of text, ruled in red, written in Latin with dark brown ink and gold in gothic liturgical book hand, on animal vellum. One illuminated two-line initial, eight illuminated one-line initials, and five illuminated line-extenders alternating in blue or pink with delicate white penwork with having a floral interiors in red and blue on a burnished gold ground.

Northern France (Paris), c. 1460-75.

Full illuminated borders of dense liquid gold with pink, blue and orange acanthus sprays interspersed with ivy leaves in burnished gold, & with flowers, berries and leaves executed in pink, red, blue, green, & gold.

The one-line illuminated ''C'' begins Psalm 137 (King James 138) 4-8: ''Confiteantur...'' (May all the kings of the earth give glory to thee: for they have heard all the words of thy mouth.  And let them sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord...). The two-line illuminated ''M'' begins the Magnificat - Luke 1:46-48: ''Magnificat...'' (My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.  Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed). Provenance: Estate of Dr. I. J. Weiler, Urbana, IL.

Inventory Number: IM-10742


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1460-75
Origin: Northern France (Paris)
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 193 x 138mm
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