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Historiated miniature. Northern France, c. 1500. c. 1500


Large historiated miniature on a cutting from a choirbook.

€7500  ($7800 / £6525)
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Item Number:  14969
Category:  Medieval manuscripts > Miniature

Miniature on a cutting from a choirbook. Size: 29.5 x 22cm (11.4 x 8.5 inches) Large initial "D", in soft purple highly stylized acanthus-leaf spraus heightened with white, enclosing Christ on a Donkey before a crowd of his followers, approaching Jerusalem (here as a medieval walled city), as the inhabitants come out to spread costly fabrics on the ground ahead of him, or peer over the parapets and from a tree at the scene, all on powdered gold ground, surrounded by a border on two sides of acanthus-leaf sprays and flowers on gold ground.