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WONDERFUL ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A EARLY 16TH-CENTURY FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS, FEATURING A BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED IMAGE OF THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS. Double sided vellum leaf (3.75 by 6 inches), illuminated in gold, black, white, gray, red, pink, green, blue, yellow, and brown inks, with verso features 25 lines of script. Held in hogarth Black wooden frame with gilt borders, glass front, ivory mount. In very good condition. Mount a little rubbed on edges, small chip lower edge. The leaf is unusually busy and animated, features three shepherds, a woman holding a sheep and a dog, with sheep grazing in the foreground and a wolf in midground. The background combines a nature scene with a walled city in the distance. In the sky, two angels holds a banner reading, "Gloria in Ritissimi deo Terra di."
Title: Original ILLUMINATED Vellum LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS. Gloria in Ritissimi deo Terra di Glory to God in the land of the gods expert.
Categories: Illustrated Books,
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Keywords: Illustrated Books ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS illustrated, Christianity, religion ANNUNCIATION TO THE SHEPHERDS Vellum Latin Gloria in Ritissimi deo Terra di Glory to God in the land of the gods expert