Book of hours leaf, ca. 1400.
- ca. 1400.
1 item (1 leaf) : parchment ; 129 x 92 (68 x 43) mm.
- Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, French -- Specimens.
Books of hours.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
- In Latin.
- Leaf from a book of hours made in France, probably Paris. On the recto and continuing onto the verso is the end of the Gospel reading from Mark, followed by the beginning of the prayer Obsecro te. The beginning of the prayer is marked by the rubric Oratio beate Marie, in red; a 4-line illuminated initial in pink with white penwork on gold grounds, infilled with foliage and flowers; a bar border in gold, blue, and pink on the left edge of the text block; and a three-quarter illuminated border of foliage and ivy on the verso; the recto has no decoration. The text is written in 15 long lines, in Gothic script, and ruled in faint red ink.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sold by King Alfred's Notebook (Cayce, S.C.), cat. 1 (2010), no. 14.
- Contained In:
- Manuscript Fragment Collection. Folder 32
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