Leaf from a Flemish Book of Hours

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Title

Leaf from a Flemish Book of Hours

Subject

Book of Hours

Description

"From Flemish Book of Hours. A striking leaf with the customary wide margins and very careful workmanship. This manuscript, circa 1250-1300, reflects the Flemish or Northern French influence in the few initial letters where a clay base is encrusted over with gold paint. This leaf, however, has only the faint illumination of the initial letter in a soft gold, faded after six centuries. Note the fine quality of the vellum. Such books are becoming very scarce and one with even the suggestion of illumination becomes exceptionally costly." -Pages from the Past

Source

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

Publisher

Foliophiles

Date

Circa 1250-1300

Rights

Item in public domain

Format

300 dpi JPEG, 180 mm x 134 mm, written area 88 mm x 55 mm.

Language

Latin

Type

Medieval manuscript leaf

Citation

“Leaf from a Flemish Book of Hours,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed November 18, 2018, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/15.