Illuminated Medieval manuscript on vellum, framed leaf from a Book of Hours c. 1465, depicting a burial service. Border composed of colorful floral and vine motif with figures including a wolf in Dominican habit, birds and fruit including strawberry (representing perfect righteousness). Verso blank. 6 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W (170 x 122 mm). Framed – 15 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Note: A card accompanying this piece states it was intended to accompany "The Office of the Dead," a religious prayer offering for dead loved ones, and attributes it to the Southern Netherlands, c. 1460-1470. Provenance: Private Southern estate, ex-Charles Edwin Puckett. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning and discoloration, upper edge appears to have been clipped.
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