Illuminated leaf on vellum from a Book of Hours. France,



Fine gold leafy border on three sides of recto with acanthus sprays in blue and red; two-line initial 'A' in blue, with blue and red infill and white tracery, on gilt background and with gilt bar border extending along margin for length of text, four 1-line initials, with line fillers in red, blue and gold. Rubric in red. 

Framed. Visible size: 170 x 120mm. 15 lines of text in gothic hand. 

With text of hymn to the Virgin Mary: 'Ave maria stella dei mater alma atque semper virgo felix coeli porta...'


Stock Code: 231135

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