|IM-10711: (197 x 138mm) Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 15 lines of red-ruled Latin text, in dark brown ink, on animal vellum. Four two-line illuminated initials alternating in blue & red with delicate white penwork & an interior floral design in red, blue & orange on a burnished gold ground - one into margin with a rinceaux floral motive in burnished gold & blue; one one-line illuminated initial in burnished gold on red & blue ground with delicate white penwork. Text is surrounded on 3 sides with an elegant rinceaux panel border in a delicate floral motif with ivy leaves in red, blue, green, orange & burnished gold, & one illuminated bar extends beyond the length of the text in red, blue & burnished gold. Northern France (Paris), c. 1420-40.
The two-line illuminated ''G'' begins ''Gaude...'' (Rejoice O Virgin Mary, thou only hast killed all heresies in the universal world. Thanks be to God. God shall help her with His countenance.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved. God shall help her with His countenance. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. God shall help her with His countenance...). The two-line illuminated ''M'' begins: ''Mentes...'' (O Lord, we beseech thee, that the Comforter, Which proceeded from thee, may enlighten our minds, and lead us into all truth, even as thy Son hath promised unto us). The two-line illuminated ''C'' begins: ''Concede...'' (We beseech thee, O Lord, mercifully to assist our infirmity: that like as we do now commemorate Blessed Mary Ever-Virgin, Mother of God; so by the help of her intercession we may die to our former sins and rise again to newness of life). |
Charles Edwin Puckett
||Charles or Teresa Puckett
||Northern France (Paris)|
||197 x 138mm
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