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Book of Hours manuscript page in frame, Spanish, c.1450s-1500s


Small, colorful Book of Hours page on vellum in a floating double glass frame with dark red wood color frame. Mid 15th or early 16th-century page is written in Latin on both sides in red, blue, and black ink. With several pen-flourished initials similar to those used in Spain the mid 15th century. Another hand has added notes to the feast days list for January and February, such as "no[n] solis."

Prick marks run along the bottom (used to align the text while writing). Very little fading, although more fading apparent in the black ink. Two small (1 cm long) pink stains in a top corner. These look contemporary to the creation of the text, actually. Archival tape attached to two top corners on one side. Not currently attached to the interior of the glass. Floating double glass frame is modern and in very good condition. Not museum quality glass.

Measures in frame 16 x 12 x 0.75 inches, and without frame 6.25 x 4.25 inches. Frame and page weigh 2 lbs 14 oz.


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