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Illuminated manuscript leaf with St. James miniature and acanthus border
  • France
  • Illuminated manuscript leaf with St. James miniature and acanthus border, 1400s
  • Where object was made: France
  • ink, tempera, gold on vellum
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15.5 x 11.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 61.02 x 45.28 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17.9 x 13.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 70 1/2 x 51 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1247
Description
Exhibitions

French text, unruled, both sides. Miniature scene with Saint James. Verso leaf: Central rectangular cartouche with miniature scene of seated St. James in pilgrimage attire, complete with hat and scallop shell, and staff with water gourd. Detailed facial features and forked long beard. Upper background diapered in gold and color, lower in color checkerboard. Floral border surrounding cartouche, in blue, pink and light green palette, of acanthus leaves and vines. Recto leaf: Brown and red ink script, extolling Saint Jacques.