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Book of Hours – Fragment

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


Cincinnati, OH, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Fifty Original Leaves of Medieval Manuscripts (Set 9), no. 45
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Ege, Otto F. (Fragmentator)

...celos tous op[er]a.../...eius oues et boves m ... : Hours of the Virgin at Matins: Psalm 8.2 - the middle of 8.8.

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. Leaf resides with the Cincinnati Public Library as part of their "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII - XVI Century."

Record by Morgan Jackson-Flowers

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