Book of Hours, Use of Rome (or Boucicaut Hours), mid-15th century (MS Latin Kentucky VI)


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  • Identifier: MS LAT KY VI
  • Summary: A Book of Hours with a suite of illustrations possibly from the Boucicaut School, with wear indicating use.
  • Origin: mid-15th century, northern France, probably Paris
  • Decoration: Partial page illuminations and strewn borders introducing Offices. Single-line illuminated initials with alternating red and blue highlighting throughout. Line bars embellished with red and blue throughout.
  • Provenance: Gift of Philip Sang, 1961.
  • Notes: fol. 15v: small palimesest to correct in 3rd line from top. z-shaped Tironian ets throughout. fol. 123v very faded.
  • Script: Gothic batarda
  • Support: Parchment
  • Binding: Late-18th century or early 19th century binding, with marbled fly leaves.
  • Layout: 16 long lines. Simple ink ruling.

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