IM-10272: (147x95 mm) Original leaf from a manuscript Book of Hours. 14 lines of Latin text, ruled in red with rubrics in red. Written in angular gothic bookhand on animal vellum. One illuminated two-line initial in pink on a blue ground with an interior having a blue lion on a liquid gold ground; one illuminated two-line initial in pink on a blue ground; one one-line initial in red on a pink ground. Panel border in a floral motif in blue, white, green and yellow with an owl (attribute of Christ, who sacrificed Himself to save mankind) on a deep red ground. Some rubbing in margins from devotional use.
France (Bourges), c. 1470-80.
Miniature painting (73 x 50mm) of The Deposition: Christ is shown being removed from the cross with the Virgin Mary kneeling beneath, arms outstretched to receive his body - His bloody wounds evident. Nicodemus, on the ladder, hands Christ's body to Joseph of Arimathea who stands to the right of the Virgin Mary. Set in a landscape with tower in background. The elaborate border surrounding the miniature show diverse floral motif and birds (including 3 owls, and a snail) on a liquid gold ground.
The two-line ''F'' begins the prayer: "Famulorum..." (Forgive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the sins of Thy servants, that we, who by our own deeds are unable to please Thee, may be saved...). The two-line illuminated "D" begins: "Deus..." (Incline unto my aid O God).