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Book of Hours

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Flanders, Masters of the Gold Scrolls (illuminator); c. 1450


Vellum, ff. 188, 180x128 (98x63) mm, 18 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt


18 full-page miniatures (112/109x77/62 mm) with border decoration; 1 miniature (84x64 mm); decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 14r, 14v, 16r, 17r, 18v, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout


purchased in 1813 by J.H.W. van Westreenen


Malines calendar: feasts in red include St. Rombout (1 July and 27 October), St. Nichasius (14 December). Litany: St. Augustine and St. Martin first among the confessors. Leaves with full-page miniatures missing before f. 24 (Hours of the Virgin, Laudes), f. 41(Terce), f. 179 (Prayer: Miserere mei))


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