Breviary – FragmentParchment · 1 leaf · 1400 – 1450 CE · France · 185 x 125mm
Sydney, Ian Jack Collection
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One of three fragments of the manuscript acquired by Sir Edward Ford in England in 1946. This leaf gifted to Ian Jack in 1964.
49 (|||) noted in pencil at the bottom left corner.
Text: Orations for Easter, invitatory psalm used to start Nocturns, readings for the octave of Easter.
Decoration: Orations introduced by six 2-line and one 1-line initials illuminated in gold set against blue or red grounds heightened in white, with ovals filled in the alternate colour and overlaid with white tracery.