Leaf from a Fine Dutch Prayerbook
Type: Leaves & Fragments
Genre: Books of Hours & Devotions
Folio from a Decorative Dutch Prayerbook. Single folio on vellum. The Netherlands, ca. 1475: 143 mm x 107 mm (justification, 104 mm x 62 mm). Single column, 22 lines. Decoration: four-line initial in coppery gold on blue and brick grounds with white and red penwork highlights, else rubricated. Text: It seems most likely that this leaf derives from a prayerbook rather than a Book of Hours. Contents: an entire prayer to SS. Mary and Barbara (often combined in northern European prayerbooks) in Dutch. Condition: fresh, slightly cockled.
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