Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Leaf, 15th Century, Book of Hours
Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Leaf, 15th Century, Book of Hours.
Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum, housed in professional mount with protective clear covering. Double sided text.
From a book of hours, with initials in colours and gilt, with gothic textualis script.
Probably French. 15th Century - previous annotation of circa 1400 AD to mount board. 12 rows of text in single column. Latin.
Mount has hand drawn coloured and gilt borders surrounding the leaf. Hinged mount board provides access to both sides of the leaf.
Verso, has translated text and workings.
The beautiful hand and execution of this Marian devotion mirrors the solemn beauty of its imagery. Rivers and Mountains alike will rejoice in the sight of the Lord when he comes to judge the world and all of its creatures. The Immaculate Mother, in term, will intercede with Him on behalf of the faithful.
The conclusion of the devotion borrows the tone and language of the most exhuberant of Psalms. All lands should now exult in the Lord glorifying Him with voice, stringed instruments, and horns.
Mount board surround outer dimensions: 355mm high x 280mm wide.
Inner mount window: 102mm high x 81mm wide.
Actual size of vellum leaf: 129mm x 91mm.