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Book of Hours – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 1350 – 1450 CE · France · 180 x 130 mm


Melbourne, The University of Melbourne Library, SpC/RB 60B/11, 180
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The fragment is part of the David (1930-) and Marion Adams (née Heatley) (1932–1995) Collection, gifted to the Library in 2011.

Text: The Office for the Dead, at Lauds. The text begins in the final verse of Psalm 62, following to Psalm 66: 2-8, the prayer Eternal Rest and antiphons.

Decoration: Psalm 66 opens with a 2-line initial 'D' painted blue and heightened in white, set against a gold ground, with ivy vines, the leaves painted gold, red and blue, sprouting from it into the margin. There are eight 1-line versals, alternately blue or gold, with pen flourishing in red or black, and line filler bars painted gold and blue or red and blue.