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 in x 7 ½ in (30.48 cm x 19.05 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Carrol Robertsen

Subject matter
This double-sided illuminated leaf features two columns of Latin blackletter script detailing the offices of various saints, indicated by red rubrication, including Marcellinis, Peter Passion, Bonafacio, and Medardus and Gildardus.

Physical Description
A double-sided illuminated manuscript leaf with two columns of black Latin blackletter script with some red rubrication and illuminated initials in red, blue, and gold leaf.

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 (document genre)
text (layout feature)

2 Related Resources

Early Modern European Objects
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Introduction to Manuscripts and Early Print
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