Manuscript Leaf with Initial M, from a Missal
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With its marriage of elegant foliate decoration and refined lettering, this leaf from a missal is characteristic of Gothic manuscript illumination in northern France. The taut vines and letters are close to those on a number of manuscript leaves attributed to the city of Beauvais. The text comprises the special prayers for the feast of Saint John the Baptist (June 24): readings from Psalm 91 and the Books of Isaiah and Jeremiah, the Gradual, the Gloria, and the Alleluia.
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