(Paris: ca. 1460). Visible portion of leaf under mat: 150 x 95 mm. (5 7/8 x 3 3/4"); frame: 340 x 233 mm. (13 1/4 x 9 1/4"). Single column, 15 lines per page in an excellent gothic book hand.

One four-line initial painted blue and filled with pansies and painted gold, all on a burnished gold ground, three-quarter border with densely swirled blue and gold acanthus leaves, small flowers, and hairline vines with gold ivy leaves. In unusually bright, NEARLY PRISTINE CONDITION.

A shimmering artifact from the Middle Ages, this lovely Book of Hours leaf clearly was produced by a high quality atelier, and comes ready to hang on the wall in a gold frame with cream matting and marbled accent mat. The materials are archival quality, and the glass is UV protected.
(ST15199h)