Lot 176 of 429:
Pair of illuminated manuscript leaves  

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Pair of manuscript leaves on vellum, with illuminated initials, most likely from a Bible


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12th-13th century?


Written in Latin in brown ink, on both sides of each leaf, text in 2 columns. With 7 two-line initials in liquid gold, blue, & brown; similar initials in top margins; paragraph marks in blue or red. Each leaf approx 31x23.5 cm (12¼9¼").

Attractive pair of leaves on thin vellum, of undetermined origin. One of the leaves has a 1" hand-stitched repair in lower margin.

Lot Amendments

Slight wear, near fine.

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