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Leaf from a Book of Hours: MS 2-1960

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Current Location: In storage


Leaf from a Book of Hours




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 172 x 115 mm, framed miniature 98 x 57 mm, reverse blank.

DECORATION: Full-page framed miniature with acanthus and spraywork border: Presentation in the Temple


History note: Sotheby’s, London, 2 Feb. 1960, lot 236; purchased by Francis Wormald (1904 – 1972); his gift, 1960.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1960) by Wormald, Francis


15th Century, third quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1460

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Page Height 172 mm Width 115 mm
Miniature Height 98 mm Width 57 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 2-1960
Primary reference Number: 170630
Project ID: 111
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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