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  • M5357 Manuscript Cutting on Vellum, Gold leaf, ink, and tempera, From the Great Choir Book of Ferdinand and Isabella, Castile, c. 1479-92 

An extraordinary historiated border including an achievement of the royal arms of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, together with the royal device of a yoke representing Isabella herself.  Also present are several faces and putti.  Also a beautiful bird and other creatures making their way through the foliage.  Other leaves of the manuscript have been acquired by notable owners such as the Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge and Prince Liechtenstein.  Bordona in “Spanish Illumination” calls this manuscript “one of the most sumptuous and artistic choirbooks in all Spain. Size: 13 3/8 x 2 ¼ inches

M5357 Manuscript Cutting on Vellum, From the Great Choir Book of Ferdinand and Isabella, Castile, c. 1479-92

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M5357 Manuscript Cutting on Vellum, Gold leaf, ink, and tempera, From the Great Choir Book of Ferdinand and Isabella, Castile, c. 1479-92 

An extraordinary historiated border including an achievement of the royal arms of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, together with the royal device of a yoke representing Isabella herself.  Also present are several faces and putti.  Also a beautiful bird and other creatures making their way through the foliage.  Other leaves of the manuscript have been acquired by notable owners such as the Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge and Prince Liechtenstein.  Bordona in “Spanish Illumination” calls this manuscript “one of the most sumptuous and artistic choirbooks in all Spain. Size: 13 3/8 x 2 ¼ inches

 

 

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