"THOU O LORD WILT OPEN MY LIPS"
(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. Limoges, France, circa 1480.
Splendid illuminated miniature from a French Book of Hours, a large, hand-colored image depicting the Annunciation, with four lines of Latin text from the Hours of the Virgin in Gothic script; four- and one-line initials, beautifully and elaborately bordered with the traditional leaves and flowers as well as a fox, a peacock, and a sparrow. $12,750.