Anonymous. Hoja Iluminada ("Iluminated Page"). Mid-15th century.
5 x 3.7" (13 x 9.5 cm). Medieval manuscript on a parchment from a Flemish book of hours. Written in a Batarde style in maroon ink with ten initials in red, blue, and gold.
The Book of Hours was a prayer book developed at the end of Medieval European times, used for private devotion. These books were often personalized illuminated with miniature depictions of the life of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Saints.
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