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(Illuminated Manuscripts), Pair of Mediaeval Illuminated Manuscript Leaves

Auction:
2433
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$3,437$2,900

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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, partial full page miniatures, one depicting Christ appearing before Pilate, with five lines of text, and a five-line burnished gold, blue, and red initial, in foliate vine and scroll border with small figure in lower right corner, a stork and a rooster with his hens, sight size 6 1/4 x 4 5/8, the other depicting St. Peter of Luxembourg kneeling in prayer, also with four lines of text and a burnished gold initial, within foliate and vine borders, sight size 6 x 4 1/2 in., mounted into mats, (the former with minor burn through to recto, very minor rubbing).
Estimate $1,500-5,000

Keywords

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

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