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    Horae B.M.V. 1350 Illuminated Manuscript Leaf- the Crucifixion of Christ picturing His Mother Mary and St. John. A miniature from a Book of Hours, France, 1350, manuscript on vellum, Latin text, 3" x 4.25". Arch-topped framed scene with decorative border burnished in gold, and a three-line illuminated initial also burnished in gold. Contemporary ink writing in the wide lower margin. The verso contains 15 lines of black and red text with a two-line illuminated initial and a decorative left border, both burnished in gold. Each Book of Hours produced in medieval times was unique. They all contained a collection of texts, prayers, psalms, and were appropriately illustrated forming a convenient guide to Christian worship and devotion. Miniatures with this subject matter are rare and very desirable. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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    February, 2006
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