Illuminated Manuscript Leaf with Miniature: The Flight into Egypt

Illuminated Manuscript Leaf with Miniature: The Flight into Egypt

Description: Exquisite vellum leaf from a 15th century French Book of Hours with elaborate borders and miniature of the Virgin, baby Jesus, and Joseph on their escape to Egypt. 17 lines of text on each side; text written in gothic script in Latin with brown ink on vellum. One triple-line initial in burnished gold, with red and blue. Three double-line initials in burnished gold, with red and blue. Two single-line initials in burnished gold, with red and blue. Contains the text of Ecclesiasticus 24, psalms 147 and 127. Verso with stunning three-sided foliate border with red, blue, and pink flowers, green leaves, and blue and gold acanthus leaves. France: c. 1475. Size: Leaf: 175 x 121 mm (6.9 x 4.8 inches). Miniature: 40 x 37 mm (1.6 x 1.5 inches). The text in Latin: Per te dei genitrix est nobis vita perdita data que de coelo suscepisti prolem et mundo genuisti saluatorem. Deo gratias. Elegit eam Deus, et praeelegit eam. ?Et habitare eam facit in tabernaculo suo. Et praeelegit eam Gloria patri [et Filio: et Spiritui sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper: et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.] Elegit eam. Speciosa facta es et suavis in deliciis tuis sancta Dei genitrix. Domine exaudi [orationem meam] et clamor [meus ad te veniat] orationem. Famulorum tuorum, quaesumus, Domine, delictis ignosce: ut qui tibi placere de actibus nostris non valemus genitricis filii tui Domini nostri intercessione salvemur. Per eundem Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate spiritus sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Benedicamus Domio. Deo gratias. Deus in adiutorium meum intende. Domine ad adiuvandum me festina. Gloria patri [et Filio: et Spiritui sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper: et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.] Laetatus sum in his quae dicta sunt? English Translation: Through thee, O Mother of God, has the life we had lost been given back to us: for, from heaven receiving Him who became Thy Son, thou on the world hast bestowed its Savior. Thanks be to God. God elected her, and pre elected her.? He made her to dwell in His tabernacle. Thou art made fair and sweet in thy delicateness, o holy mother of God. O mother of God make intercession for us. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us. O Lord graciously hear my prayer. And let my cry come unto thee. O Lord, we beseech thee, to forgive the offences of thy servants: that we which are not able to please thee by our own acts: may be saved by the intercession of the mother of thy son, our Lord. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ thy son: Who liveth and reigneth, God, with thee in the unity of the holy Ghost, world without end. Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Incline unto my aid O God. O Lord make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost. Even as it was in the beginning, and now, and ever: and world without end. Amen. I rejoiced at the things that were said?
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