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Leaf from a Book of Hours

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1 leaf from a Book of Hours from the beginning of the text to be read at the hour of Compline (the last of the canonical day hours). 1 column of 15 text lines in Latin. Writing lines in light red plummet. Written in a Gothic bookhand in brown ink with red rubrics. Office begins with 3-line...

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Mid-15th century, produced for a Book of Hours in northern France or southern Netherlands (Flanders). By 1979, Aimée and Rosamond Lamb, Boston, MA; gift of Aimée and Rosamond Lamb. (Accession date: October 17, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Northern French or Flemish, Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century

Place of Manufacture


Place of Manufacture

Northern France


Overall (page dimensions): 17.4 x 11.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts