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    A Beautiful Fifteenth Century Manuscript Leaf

    [Illuminated Manuscript Leaf]. Presentation In The Temple of the Christ Child. Fifteenth Century Illuminated Manuscript Miniature. Flemish[?], [ca. 1450]. Single Leaf. Approximately 7.5 x 5.5 inches. Fine Medieval Miniature from a Book of Hours on vellum. The miniature (approximately 3.75 x 2.25 inches) is bordered in gold with a frame composed of eight rectangles in blue, maroon, with white decorations and corner crosses in contrasting colors and gold. The figure of The Virgin is kneeling at the altar holding the infant Jesus while St. Simeon stands at right holding a swaddling cloth. Mary is in a blue robe with gold and has a solid gold halo, St. Simeon is in a red robe with gold collar and has a liquid gold halo. A female figure in red is behind the figure of Mary and a bearded man stands behind holding a book and a staff wearing red and blue. The room has a canopied area in malachite green and two windows of leaded glass. A full border is composed of acanthus leaves and flowers in blues, rose, green, red, black and gold. On the verso are four lines of Gothic text in black ink. Some old pieces of mounting tapes on rear. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Formerly in the collection of M. S. Slocum of Pasadena, CA.
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    Medieval Miniature-Book of Hours- Chrsit Child. Presentation In The Temple. 15th Century Illuminated Manuscript Miniature. Flemish? c1450. Single Leaf 138 x 192mm. Fine Medieval Miniature from a Book of Hours on vellum. The miniature 55 x 94 mm is bordered in gold with a frame composed of 8 rectangles in blue, maroon, with white decorations and corner crosses in contrasting colors and gold. The figure of The Virgin is knelling at the altar holding the infant Jesus while St Simeon stands at right holding a swaddling cloth. Mary is in a blue robe with gold and has a solid gold halo, St Simeon is in a red robe with gold collar and has a liquid gold halo. A female figure in red is behind the figure of Mary and a bearded man stands behind holding a book ad a staff wearing red and blue. The room has a canopied area in malachite green and two windows of leaded glass. A full border is composed of acanthus leaves and flowers in blues, rose, green, red, black and gold.
    On the verso are 4 lines of Gothic text in black ink.
    Some old pieces of mounting tapes on rear. Formerly in the collection of M. S. Slocum of Pasadena.Presentation in the temple from a The miniature 55 x 94 mm is bordered in gold with a frame composed of 8 rectangles in blue, maroon, with white decorations and corner crosses in contrasting colors and gold. The figure of The Virgin is knelling at the altar holding the infant Jesus while St Simeon stands at right holding a swaddling cloth. Mary is in a blue robe with gold and has a solid gold halo, St Simeon is in a red robe with gold collar and has a liquid gold halo. A female figure in red is behind the figure of Mary and a bearded man stands behind holding a book ad a staff wearing red and blue. The room has a canopied area in malachite green and two windows of leaded glass. A full border is composed of acanthus leaves and flowers in blues, rose, green, red, black and gold.
    On the verso are 4 lines of Gothic text in black ink.
    Some old pieces of mounting tapes on rear. Formerly in the collection of M. S. Slocum of Pasadena. Illuminated manuscript. Miniatures. Bible. Book of Hours.



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