Book of hours

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Bourges, illuminated manuscript on vellum [ Northern France (Paris), c.1470] Miniature, Illustrators, Manuscript, Book Of Hours, Illustrated Manuscript, Book Art, Ancient Books, Illuminated Manuscript, Medieval Manuscript

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Rene Wanner
SOTW CH3 - Leaves from two illuminated manuscript Books of Hours, on vellum [French Flanders and Delft, fifteenth century] | lot | Sotheby's Vintage, Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Illustrated Manuscript, Book Of Hours, Book Of Kells, Gold Book, Book Art, Illuminated Letters

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The Nature of Reading Bookshop
Art, History, Miniature, Medieval, Cristo, Kunst, O Keeffe Paintings, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Artwork

Let's say you're flipping through a medieval Christian prayer book (as you do), and suddenly you come across a curious illustration amongst the prayers and psalms of something that looks unmistakably like female genitalia. A scolding voice in your head tells you to get your mind out of the gutter. B

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Dennis Budesheim
Indiana, Alchemy, Ancient Aliens, Sigil Magic, Seal Of Solomon, Amulet, Pentacle, Magick, Medieval Manuscript

In addition to containing the daily cycle of prayer, Books of Hours sometimes include magical spells or incantations, reflecting their lay owners' concerns over physical and spiritual dangers. Stowe MS 16, a Book of Hours produced in London shortly before 1410, is an interesting example. This manuscript is mainly known...

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