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   IM-11932 - Book of Hours Leaf - Miniature of David and Goliath

 

Description:

An original leaf from a manuscript Book of Hours. 16 lines of text, ruled in red, written in Latin in angular gothic book-hand script on animal vellum. (175 x 128mm – 6 7/8 x 5’’)

One three-line illuminated initial in blue and white with a floral interior on a gold ground; five one-line illuminated initials and four illuminated line extenders in burnished gold on red and blue ground.

Northern France (Normandy) c. 1490-1500.

An unusual jewel-filled border surrounds the miniature painting in red, green, blue and white on liquid gold ground. The surrounding border is a dense floral motif in red, green, blue and liquid gold.

Uncommon miniature painting of David and Goliath (recto): Goliath, wearing golden armor and red-orange boots, is shown falling backwards to his death, his golden helmet falling behind him. The stone is visible at his temple and the sling is still in a young David’s right hand and his arm forward from having just thrown the rock. The death of Goliath was the military triumph that represents the dramatic beginning of David’s career. Landscaped hills and a town beneath a starry sky are seen in the background.

This leaf begins the 1st Penitential Psalm – Psalm 6: 1-6: “Domine…” (O Lord rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy wrath. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak: heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. And my soul is troubled exceedingly…).

Inventory Number: IM-11932

Dealer  

Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1490-1500
Origin: France (Normandy)
Condition: Excellent, as shown in photos
Measurements: 175 x 128 mm – 6 7/8 x 5’’
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Web-site: http://www.cepuckett.com
Price: $5250.00
E-mail: Inquire
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