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Medieval Manuscript Leaves with Illumination, Two Examples.
Two parchment leaves:
I: from the Book of Psalms, containing psalms 106-117 [the first and last with partial text]; England or France, 13th century, recto with a nine-line illuminated initial showing two saints in conversation with a bird-like figure dropping down from above between them, on a pink ground, within a lapis lazuli frame, with liquid gilt accents and extended line decoration, text in two columns, in brown ink with initials in red and blue, faded marginal annotations, 8 1/4 x 6 in.;
II: from the New Testament, containing the Second Epistle of Peter, with elaborate gilt-decorated marginal and inter-column floral illumination on both sides, with a three-line gilt initial on the recto, and a larger four-line gilt initial K on a raised gold-leafed ground, painted in green, pink, red, gold, and blue with white tracery, 10 3/4 x 8 in. (2)