M6281 Leaf from a Book of Hours, Manuscript Leaf on Vellum, Paris, c. 1490. This is a genuine leaf from a Book of Hours, a Prayer Book for lay use in private or family devotion. It was written by hand c. 1490. Latin text written in black ink in a gothic script with ruling in red. One-quarter border of flowers and fronds on a ground of liquid gold or tempera. Versal initials in gold leaf on a ground of blue and burgundy with white tracery. Text is taken from Psalm 38:11-19. Size: 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches. Mat size: 8 x 10 inches.