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Auction:
2433
Lot:
245
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2433
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

(Illuminated Manuscripts), Pair of Mediaeval Illuminated Manuscript Leaves, France, each with nearly full page miniature over four lines of text, with four line burnished gold initial letter, and a single line burnished letter, in fine vine and acanthus scroll borders, each with further text and double and single burnished letters recto, one miniature depicting the nailing of Christ to the cross, sight size 6 1/8 x 4 3/8, the other the resurrection of Christ, sight size 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 in., (both mounted into mats, minor light ink smudging, age typical minor rippling of vellum).
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

France, Book design, Illuminated manuscript, Miniature, Western art

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