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Leaf from a Book of Hours: MS 27-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Leaf from a Book of Hours


Illuminators: Masters of Otto van Moerdrecht




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 168 x 118 mm, miniature 110 x 68 mm.

DECORATION: Full-page framed miniature with three-sided floral and spraywork border on plain parchment ground: Entombment with Joseph of Arimathea, Nichodemus, St John and two women.


History note: Sotheby’s, London, 18 June 1991, lot 33; purchased by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1991.

Place(s) associated

  • Bruges

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


15th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1427 - Circa 1436

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 27-1991
Primary reference Number: 170641
Project ID: 1225
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 December 2022 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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