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    A Superb Historiated Initial with Gilt Highlights

    [Illuminated Manuscript]. Illuminated Historiated Initial Depicting a Saint. [N.p., circa 15th-century]. Beautifully-executed initial "E" cut from a larger work. Measures approximately 3.5 x 4 inches, framed to an overall size of approximately 13.5 x 13.5 inches. This handsome initial depicts a simple portrait of a saint, holding a prayer book. Surrounding this scene is a border of gold highlight. A few small pencil notations can be seen near the bottom edge. A striking example of book artistry in fine condition, likely taken from an antiphonal, as staff lines can be seen under and to the right of the initial. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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