Manuscript Book of Hours calendar leaf for the month of November, written in French with dark brown, red, gold & blue ink in lettre batarde script on animal vellum. (122x90mm).
Large illuminated ''KL'' initials (abbreviations for KALENDS). For sister leaf see Blackburn Collection, Cleveland Museum of Art, pl. 52.
France (possibly Loire Valley), c. 1470.
Illuminated roundels show labor of the month (feeding hogs) & verso, zodiacal sign (per the 1470 calendar) of Sagittarius. Major feast days include: St. Marcellus (3rd), St. Herculanus (7th), Four crowned martyrs (8th), St. Theodore (9th), St. Martin (11th), St. Faustus (15th), St. Columban (20th), St. Cecelia (22nd), St. Catherine (25th), and St. Andrew (30th). Available for sale on our website, item IM-1525, cepuckett.com.