Title: The Annunciation. Historiated Initial of the Letter D, Early 15th Century. Cutting From a Manuscript Antiphonary
Condition: Very Good
A historiated initial depicting The Annunciation, cut from a Latin manuscript antiphonary or breviary on vellum, produced in the early 15th century.
The letter is painted in an aqua green hue, bordered with gold, and illuminated halos to both Mary and the Angel. There are flowing tendrils as well. There are 21 lines of text to the recto and verso, written in a Gothic script, in black and red ink.
One manuscript cutting on vellum, 16.8 x 12 cm; Initial Size, 6 x 7.5 cm
This manuscript cutting is in very good shape, with some rippling to the leaf. There is some staining to the inner margin, not affecting the illumination. A bit of the gold illumination around the initial has chipped with age. There is a bit of tape adhesive to the rear.