的 have lifted up mine eyes unto the mountains" Hours leaf 1490

$155.00

                                              c.1490 French Book of Hours illuminated leaf

 

“I have lifted up mine eyes unto the mountains: 

from whence help shall come to me”

 

    

Verso:  12 lines of text in Latin written on vellum in brown ink in a lettre bâtarde script.  Ruled in purple.  One two-line  illuminated initial ‘L’ and three one-line initials in blue & white on grounds of red outlined in black and finished with gold penwork. 

 

Recto:  As Verso with four one-line illuminated initials.

 

Source:  France.

 

Date:   c.1490

 

Content:  The text is from the Hours of the Virgin II, Terce.  Verso begins at the last verses of Psalm 119 (KJV 120) before the two-line initial ‘L’ begins Psalm 120 (KJV 121): 

 

Levavi oculos meos in montes: unde veniet auxilium mihi. 

Auxilium meum a Domino: qui fecit caelum et terram.

 

(I have lifted up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence help shall come to me.

My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.)

 

Condition:  The leaf is in excellent condition, with clear text on clean vellum. The illuminated initials are in fine condition. It is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.  Please note that packing and postage is invoiced separately.  Within Australia: $22.50.  Overseas: ask for quote.

 

Notes:  Books of Hours were prayer books designed for the laity who wished to emulate the cycle of daily devotions followed by the clergy but without taking actual vows.  The contents grew out of the psalter but included a mixed variety of other types of material - hymns, lessons, biblical readings, calendars etc. Its central text is the Hours of the Virgin. There are eight Hours (times for prayer): Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline.

Size:  Size of leaf: approx. 135x90 mm. Text and illuminated area : approx. 65x50 mm.  

 

Item Number:  MBH112


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