This 15th-century manuscript sheet is from a prayer book that was written in Dutch around 1450.
Imagine the medieval abbeys with their libraries where monks created beautiful manuscripts, illuminated with gilt-heightened and hand-painted initials on red or blue backgrounds. Time was not an issue, contemplation and quality all the more so.
This is such a manuscript on vellum (thin parchment - animal skin) with beautifully written letters and with small decorations in the initials. This concerns an original, unique piece from the 15th century. This sheet is the end of a chapter and ends with Amen.
Condition: Although more than 500 years old, the manuscript is still in good condition; the parchment is slightly browned. Elements that determine the value: its rarity, quality, age and attractiveness. This is a masterpiece in any serious collection.
- Nombre de livres
- Livres illustrés, Manuscrits, Religion
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Titre du livre
- Pagina uit een Nederlands getijdenboek - ca.
- Bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- Langue originale
- Page volante
- Nombre de pages
- 16.5×12 cm