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Psalter-Book of Hours (use of Liège), containing in French: les 50 Ave de Jhesu-Christ, les 50 Ave de Notre-Dame.
Les 50 Ave de Notre-Dame.
Ordonnance de messe

Place of origin, date:

Liège; c. 1250-1300


Vellum, ff. 231, 180x125 (97x79) mm, 20 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt


2 full-page miniatures (145x95 mm); 22 historiated initials (70/30x65/40 mm); 22 illustrations in the margin; decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 3v, 5v, 6v, 10v, 12v, etc.); penwork initials with pen-flourishes (ff. 4v, 5r, 6r, 7r, 7v, etc.)


Made for a Beguine at the béguinage of St. Agnes in Maeseyck. Joseph Désiré Lupus (d. 1822) of Brussels; purchased with his collection in 1819 by King William I of The Netherlands; kept from 1819-1822 at the Musée Lupus in the Palace of Charles de Lorraine at Brussels(no. A 6) and transferred in 1823 to the KB


leaf with historiated initial missing before f. 3 (beginning of the Psalter)


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