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Leaf from a Book of Hours

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A single leaf from a Book of Hours (Hours of the Cross opening). 1column of 12 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines in light red plummet, writing lines in light red plummet, doubled at left on verso. Written in a Gothic bookhand in black ink fading to brown with red rubrics. Four-line...

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By 2000, collection of Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; 2000, bequest of Vivian Hawes. (Accession date: June 21, 2000)

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection

Northwestern French, Medieval (Gothic), about 1450–75

Place of Manufacture

Northwestern France


Overall (page dimensions): 19.8 x 15.2 cm (7 13/16 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink with gold on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts