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Paris Style Illumination

Calendar Leaf for the month of February, Leaf from a Book of Hours dedicated to Catherine de Medici, Paris, c. 1490

Calendar leaf (including the mention of St. Valentine), from a Book of Hours, Paris, c. 1490

Published: Paris, c. 1490

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M689 Calendar Leaf for the month of February, from a Book of Hours, Manuscript Leaf on Vellum, Paris, c. 1490

This is a genuine leaf from a Book of Hours, a Prayer Book for lay use in private or family devotion.  It was written by hand c. 1500.  Latin text written in red and blue with versal initials in gold leaf.  From a book dedicated to, and perhaps owned by Catherine de Medici.  Size: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

  • Overall Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

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