A Beautiful Illuminated Manuscript Depicting the Mass of St. Gregory

    [Illuminated Manuscript]. Historiated initial "A" featuring St. Gregory and an Assistant. [Bruges, n.d., ca. 1470].

    Illuminated manuscript on vellum being a leaf from the opening of the Seven Prayers of St. Gregory. Approximate size of initial 2 x 2 inches; size of entire leaf approximately 8.5 x 6 inches.

    Shown are St. Gregory and his assistant praying before a figure of Christ on an altar; in the background are the instruments of the passion. Initial and text are framed in gold, with multi-colored floral motifs on all sides, nearly to margins. Right margin shows small stab-holes from where removed from book. Still, a fine, highly detailed work (framed and glazed).

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    April, 2011
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