Breviary, France, Middle 14th Century



Citation

Unknown., “Breviary, France, Middle 14th Century,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed December 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8663.

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Title

Breviary, France, Middle 14th Century

Subject

Breviaries -- France -- Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France; Illumination of books and manuscripts, French

Description

Breviaries combined all the sung and spoken portions of the Divine Office into one volume. This leaf bears three markers of French origin: first, the dorsal motif in the bar ornament; second, the Angular Gothic script hand; and third, the lemon tone of the gold illumination. The overall effect is a bright, joyous page full of movement. Text shown is a reading for a Sunday within the Octave of Epiphany.

Creator

Unknown.

Source

19 x 12 cm. In distinctive Otto Ege mat, cream-colored, fine red ruling lines, handwritten note (Ege's hand) in pencil reading "1350 A.D. France Breviary". Number in lower left corner of mat has been erased.

Date

1330-1370

Rights

Central Washington University, Special Collections

Relation

Definite match to leaf #23 of Otto F. Ege Collection of Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts.

Format

jpeg

Language

Latin

Type

Text

Identifier

Z5948 .C3 no.1