Book of Hours for the Use of Limoges

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Master of Catherine Gentille
French, active in Limoges, c. 1480-1510

Book of Hours for the Use of Limoges, 1480/1500 (late 15th century binding)

Manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in Latin and French, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs
150 x 80 mm (images, average); 215 x 140 mm (sheets, average); 41 mm thick (book)
Anonymous gift, 1915.540