Original leaf from a dated German manuscript Prayer book. 14 lines of text, written in German with dark brown ink - many initials heightened with gold and/or silver - in fine Gothic script, on animal vellum. (117 x 88mm)
The title page notes that this Prayer Book was scribed by Johann Naevium (Naeve) in the year 1603!
Very unusual and decorative borders in an intricate geometric and floral design in silver, red, brown and gold.
Prayer books contain a collection of prayers for private devotional use. They grew in popularity throughout the middle ages – supplementing the Psalter and Books of Hours for devotional use.
Shipped in archival 14x11'' mat.