Leaf from a 15th century breviary

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Title

Leaf from a 15th century breviary

Subject

Breviary

Description

"From a 15th century breviary manuscript or by a monastic scribe, probably in the Low Countries or in Northern France, circa 1490. Compact Gothic lettering is typical of all medieval breviaries and similar small books of devotion, as is the fine vellum employed. The blue initials used throughout are of encrusted lapis lazuli, prepared by grinding the semi-previous stone into a fine powder; hence the lasting quality of this color. The vermilion must also have been of the best quality, judging by its freshness as contrasted with the black." -Pages from the Past

Source

Pages from the Past:  Original Leaves from Rare Books and Manuscripts

Publisher

Foliophiles

Date

Circa 1490

Rights

Item in public domain

Format

300 dpi JPEG, 178 mm x 124 mm, written area 125 mm x 90 mm.

Language

Latin

Type

Medieval manuscript leaf

Citation

“Leaf from a 15th century breviary,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed November 15, 2018, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/14.