Antiques Council

Home  |   Antiques Dealers  |   Antiques for Sale  |   Articles  |   Sold  |   What's Hot  |   What's New  |   Newsletter Signup    
Search     for     
     Advanced Search | My Account     

   Sold Antiques

   IM-11732 - Medieval Book of Hours Leaf - Elaborate Borders with 3 Birds



IM-11732: (133 x 90mm – 5 ¼ x 3 ½’’) Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 12 lines of ruled text, written in Latin with dark brown ink & red rubrics in lettre batarde script on animal vellum. One three-line illuminated initial, one two-line illuminated initial in deep blue and white on a sepia ground with delicate gold penwork; six one-line illuminated initials alternating in blue and white, and red and white on a sepia ground with delicate gold penwork; text surrounded on three sides by a burnished gold bar. Delicate rinceaux border (recto) in red, blue, brown and green with burnished and brushed gold. B>Within the border is a strawberry (symbol of perfect righteousness), and three birds – one resting on a branch in the left margin, one on a branch in the right margin, and one landing on a branch in the lower margin!

France (Paris?), c. 1485

This leaf begins the Hours of the Virgin – Hour of Vespers. The three-line illuminated “D” begins: “Deus…” (Incline unto my aid O God. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen). The two-line illuminated “D” begins Psalm 109 (King James 110) 1-4: “Dixit Dominus…” (The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool. The Lord will send forth the scepter of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies. With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength…).

Inventory Number: IM-11732


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1485
Origin: France (Paris?)
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 133 x 90mm – 5 ¼ x 3 ½’’
Inventory Other Inventory by this Dealer
Price: SOLD
E-mail: Inquire
Click thumbnail
to view larger
Small Product Photo
Small Product Photo
Small Product Photo
Small Product Photo

Views: 1712

My Favorites | Sitemap | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Powered by Esvon Classifieds. The makers of powerful Classified Scripts solutions.
Copyright © 2001-2008, Esvon LTD. All rights reserved.