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Creator Nationality: European; Flemish
Creator Name-CRT: Northeastern France or Flanders, early 14th Century
Title: Pair of Leaves from a Book of Hours: Initial D: Massacre of the Innocents
Title Type: Primary
Title: Initial D with the Massacre of the Innocents: Leaf from a Book of Hours
Title Type: Former
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1333
Creation Date: early 14th century
Creation Place: Flanders
Creation Place: northeastern France
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera and gold on vellum
Dimensions: Each leaf: 13cm x 9.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1999.126
Credit Line: The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection
Provenance: [Bruce Ferrini, Akron]
Context: Pair of Leaves from a Book of Hours:Initial D: Flight into Egypt (Hours of the Virgin, Vespers) and Initial D: Massacre of the Innocents (Hours of the Virgin, Compline), about 1300-30Northeastern France or FlandersInk, tempera, and gold on vellumThe Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection [Cat. nos. 17 and18 (CMA 1999.126)]These initials introduce the text, Deus in adiutorium meum intende (God come to my assistance). The borders include playful animals or humans engaged in assorted activities: a dog catching a hare; a lion; a peacock; and a woman winding yarn. The illuminators of books of hours, like the artists of psalters before them, continued to explore the possibilities suggested by open space on the page in order to showcase their ingenuity and delight the reader.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1999.126
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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