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Book of Hours – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 1400 – 1425 CE · France (Northwest) · 185 x 130 mm (90 x 64)


Bloomington, IN, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 24), no. 45
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Ege, Otto F. (Fragmentator)
...sum. Et in carne mea videbo Deu salva.../...discussio venerit atque ventura ira...; Office for the Dead, Matins, First Nocturne; Lectio prima (Iob 7/Job:7) through Lectio tertia (Iob 10/Job:10)/explicit versicle from "Libera me". Written in NW France (likely for the Use of Arras or Paris) in the early 15th century. Possibly identical with the Book of Hours sold at Sotheby's London on 20 December 1948, lot 415. "The Property of a Gentleman." Dismembered by Otto or Louise Ege in the late 1940s, leaves used as no. 45 in Ege's "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts" portfolios, of which 40 were produced and 31 are known.
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