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Book of Hours for the Use of Limoges

A work made of manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in latin and french, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs.
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  • A work made of manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in latin and french, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs.

Date:

1480/1500 (late 15th century binding)

Artist:

Master of Catherine Gentille
French, active in Limoges, c. 1480-1510

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 238

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master of Catherine Gentille

Title

Book of Hours for the Use of Limoges

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

1475–1500

Medium

Manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in Latin and French, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs

Dimensions

150 × 80 mm (images, average); 215 × 140 mm (sheets, average); 41 mm thick (book)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1915.540

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