Diminutive Book of Hours from Italy
Type: Leaves & Fragments
Diminutive Book of Hours from Italy. Small-scale Hours with Italian gold. Single folio on vellum. Northern Italy, ca. 1500: 102 mm x 74 mm (justification, 54 mm x 38 mm). Single column, 12 lines. Decoration: one two-line initial in gold with purple penwork; blue and gold one-line initials with contrasting penwork; rubricated. Text: end of Psalm 40 and opening of Psalm 41 for the third nocturn of Matins in the Office of the Dead. Condition: Excellent.