Leaf from Missal or Book of Hours

Accession Number

Leaf from Missal or Book of Hours


Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
15th century

Medium & Support
ink and gold leaf on parchment

12 ¼ in x 10 ½ in (31.12 cm x 26.67 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen

Subject matter
This double-sided illuminated leaf features floriated marginalia of vegetal and floral forms and a column of Latin blackletter script that includes suffrages to saints Nicholas and Martin. A suffrage is an intercessory prayer, which may have been sung during liturgical or devotional services.

Physical Description
A double-sided illuminated manuscript leaf with a column of Latin blackletter script abutted by floriated marginalia in red, green, blue, and gold leaf. Two illuminated initials can be found on each side of the leaf, as well as red rubrication.

Primary Object Classification
Bound Work

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Unbound Work

Collection Area

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Medieval (European)
historiated initials
illuminations (visual works)
manuscripts (documents)
text (layout feature)

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