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   IM-10587 - Medieval Book of Hours Leaf with Historic Provenance



IM-10587: (195 x 140mm) Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours Leaf.  18 lines of Latin gothic textura script in dark brown and red ink on animal vellum.  One illuminated two-line initial in burnished gold on a red & blue ground with delicate white tracery.  Elaborate panel rinceaux borders with vines & flowers in burnished gold, red, green and blue.   

Rouen (Use of Beauvais),  c. 1430.


Historic Provenance: From the Beauvais Hours sold at Sotheby's (London) 14 July, 1981. Presumed to have been made for Pierre Cauchon (1371-1442) Bishop of Beauvais and infamous judge in the trial of St. Joan of Arc (1431). 


The text continues an abbreviated version of the Passion of Christ according to John 18.  The illuminated ''D'' begins: ''Deus qui...'' (God who hung by Thy hands, feet and body on the cross for us sinners, and allowed a crown of thorns to be placed contemptuously upon Thy holy head, and suffered five wounds while hanging upon the frame, who redeemed us with thy sacred blood...).

Books of Hours are personal prayer books of a devout and status-conscious society and are not only works of art, but cultural documents of their time. They reveal a unique combination of sacred and secular imagery - made of the finest materials, by the best craftsmen, for a small audience that could both appreciate and afford them.


Inventory Number: IM-10587


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1430
Origin: Rouen (Use of Beauvais)
Condition: Very Good - some devotional wear
Measurements: 195 x 140mm
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