Description & Technical information
Few Books of Hours survive in their original bindings, because they were well-handled, sometimes worn out, and often customized by successive owners. In its unrepaired blind-stamped leather binding with original clasps (and remnants of purple velvet chemise), this manuscript is therefore exceptional. Wide margins, rich coloring, and beautiful script all signal a luxury production painted by an artist, the Master of the Paris Entries, who worked on commission for figures in the court circle.
Period: 1400-1600, 15th century
Origin: France, Paris
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art
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