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   IM-10725 - Early Book of Hours Leaf with elaborate borders



IM-10725: (156 x 116mm) Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 14 lines of red-ruled text written in Latin with dark brown ink in gothic script on animal vellum. One two-line illuminated initial in blue with white penwork and an interior floral design in red and blue all on a burnished gold ground and extending into the margin with a rinceaux border in burnished gold, red and blue; eight one-line illuminated initials and seven illuminated line-extenders  in burnished gold on red and blue ground with delicate white penwork. Burnished gold and blue bars extend the length of the text on one side with an exquisite three-quarter rinceaux border in elegant vines, flowers and berries (including strawberries - symbol of perfect righteousness) in burnished gold, red, blue, green, violet and white.

Northeastern France (probably Metz), c. 1420-30.

The one-line illuminated ''I'' begins Psalm 148: 12-14:  ''Iuvenes...'' (Young men and maidens:  let the old with the younger, praise the name of the Lord:  for his name alone is exalted.  The praise of him is above heaven and earth: and he hath exalted the horn of his people...).  The two-line illuminated ''C'' begins Psalm 149: 1-6: ''Cantate...'' (Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle:  let his praise be in the church of the saints.  Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their king.  Let them praise his name in choir: let them sing to him with the timbrel and the psaltery.  For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.  The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds...).

Inventory Number: IM-10725


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1420-30
Origin: Northeastern France (probably Metz)
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 156 x 116mm
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