2. [Miniature]

The Holy Virgin (with Child) standing on the Crescent.

[France?, 15th c.]

Vellum bifolium (c. 14,5 x 22 cm) from a Latin Book of Hours. In good condition (sl. rubbed at fore-edge margin of "left" page).

On the "left" page, within a gilt border, a miniature (c. 8,6 x 5,5 cm) showing, on a blue background, the Child, standing on a crescent, and dressed in blue, surrounded by a "corona" of large gilt flames. The border decoration, mainly in blue, red, pink and green, consists of a floral design with vines, gilt dots and to the left a praying man dressed in white. On the "right" page (the beginning of) a Latin prayer (14 ll.) with a 5-line gilt initial "S" in blue and green, extending on 3 sides into a gilt border with red, blue and green vines. The border decoration, mainly in blue, red, pink and green, featuring to the right the "Agnus Dei" and at the bottom a kneeling praying man. On the verso of each "page" parts of the Latin prayer, written in brown ink.

€ 2.000 / 3.000

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