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This is a leaf from a Prayer book and Benedictional for the use of Cistercian Nuns, in Latin, France second quarter of the 16th century (207 x 143mm).


Price: $650.00

Publisher: 1540 1540

Item Number: 17738

There are eighteen lines in black ink of angular Gothic script from the section of Temporal Benedictions. Provenance: Cistercian House presumably a nunnery since the opening, and only illustrated, office for the profession of female novices, who promise to live secundum regulam sancti Benediciti. The illumination within this Prayer Book shows considerable similarities with those of Master of Francois de Rohan, active in Paris from c1526-1546. (17738) Mounted in a double-sided, rust-brick linen/conservation matte board and framed in ornate gold wooden frame. View more info