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1409-1502 (printed)
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Leaf from a printed book of hours. The leaf is constructed from separate page ornaments and printed images margins, with hand rubrication applied to one letter and red and gold.

One side of the page begins with the text for the Hours of the Virgin III for Matins(?) 'Dabit ei Dominus Deus sedem David patris eius..' and ends with an instruction- 'Et nota quod nichil mutat i'. Three illustrations feature Michael and his angels in battle against the dragon (Revelation 12:7-9). The other ornaments include leaf and floral elements and geometric patterns and a column decorated with diaper and chevron patterns and acanthus.

The text on the other side begins with a continuation of an instruction- 'matutinis: sed dicuntur omnia ad longum sicut sunt notata...' and ends with the antiphon 'Mirabile mysterium declaratur hodie innovantur naturae Deus homo factus est id quod fuit permansit et quod non erat assumpsit'. Ornaments include a panel to the left of Italianate decoration against a dotted background of dragons, pedestal and vases, a quatrfoil-shaped frame with profile of two heads, and grotesque masks in suns, all joined together by scrolling leaf and floral ornaments. A panel below with a dotted background with two dragons breathing fire and scrolling leaf forms. The other ornaments and column is also decorated with leaf forms and geometric pattern.


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Materials and Techniques
Metalcut and hand-colouring on vellum
Brief Description
Metalcut, with some hand-colouring. Printed by Thielman Kerver. Page from a printed book of hours, printed in Paris, 1498-1502.
Physical Description
Leaf from a printed book of hours. The leaf is constructed from separate page ornaments and printed images margins, with hand rubrication applied to one letter and red and gold.



One side of the page begins with the text for the Hours of the Virgin III for Matins(?) 'Dabit ei Dominus Deus sedem David patris eius..' and ends with an instruction- 'Et nota quod nichil mutat i'. Three illustrations feature Michael and his angels in battle against the dragon (Revelation 12:7-9). The other ornaments include leaf and floral elements and geometric patterns and a column decorated with diaper and chevron patterns and acanthus.



The text on the other side begins with a continuation of an instruction- 'matutinis: sed dicuntur omnia ad longum sicut sunt notata...' and ends with the antiphon 'Mirabile mysterium declaratur hodie innovantur naturae Deus homo factus est id quod fuit permansit et quod non erat assumpsit'. Ornaments include a panel to the left of Italianate decoration against a dotted background of dragons, pedestal and vases, a quatrfoil-shaped frame with profile of two heads, and grotesque masks in suns, all joined together by scrolling leaf and floral ornaments. A panel below with a dotted background with two dragons breathing fire and scrolling leaf forms. The other ornaments and column is also decorated with leaf forms and geometric pattern.
Dimensions
  • Sheet cut to height: 17.6cm
  • Sheet cut to width: 11.1cm
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Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceHoly Bible: New Testament: Revelation: 12:7-9
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Accession Number
29151:3

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