Beautiful decorated and unique Missal vellum leaf. Most appealing is the extraordinary miniature painting with gilded decoration, the acanthus rank and the mythical creature. Probably from Umbria, Italy, end of the 15th century, some parts of the paintings possibly later.
Emblazed vellum leaf from an Italian Missale in Latin with gilded miniature painting from the 15th century.
- 7 lines notes in brown and black ink on four-lined note system
- Roman paginated leaf 94
- Introit for the feasts of Philip the Apostle and Saint James, son of Zebedee, beginning with the 33rd psalm
- wonderful large initial "C", inside of the letter built of acanthus, one white filigree on dark blue ground, illustration of the two saints, each with a book
- on the left the initial passed into an acanthus rank which below ends at pecker the mythical creature (similar to a crane)
leaf app. h 38.4 cm x w 25.8 cm
size of the miniature containing the large initial "C" app.: 10,5 x 9,5 cm
length of the acanthus rank on the left side of the leaf app.: 24 cm
size of the mythical bird (crane) app.: 12 x 9 cm
- in very good condition - splendid and rare
- age-appropriate slightly brownish and slightly stained
- gold partly rubbed
- possibly repainted in some parts (heads and hands of the figures)
- some parts of the paintings possibly added later