Saturday, December 13, 2008

Leaf from a Missal

Leaf from a Missal, ca. 1290
Northeast French; Beauvais (?)
Tempera and gold leaf, on parchment; 11 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (28.9 x 18.4 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum, New York

The text comprises the special prayers for the feast of Saint John the Baptist (June 24): readings from Psalm 91 and the Books of Isaiah and Jeremiah, the Gradual, the Gloria, and the Alleluia.