University of Saskatchewan Leaf 47
This leaf is from a Book of Hours made in the area of the Netherlands in the late fifteenth century. It measures 18 x 13 cm. The borders on these leaves come in two forms. Some are composed of a firmly-defined rectangle filled to its edge with solid color (dominated by cinnamon, deep sky blue, and gold) rendered in a decorative conceit (triangles, waves, bars) and framing simple flower sprigs. Other borders are less boldly outlined and are not filled with solid colors; instead, a speckled background hosts a strong acanthus vine and a wildflower spray in which a live creature (a bird, a human, a zoomorph) may lurk. While this leaf may have been created in the Netherlands, its rubricated headings are in French. See Denison University Leaf 47 for more information about this manuscript.
Text: This leaf contains text from the Office for the Dead at Vespers; here, Psalms 119 and 120.
University of Saskatchewan Leaf 47 Recto
eram pacificus: cum loquebar illis, inpugnabant me gratis.
Requiem. Ant. Heu mihi Domine, quia incolatus meus prolongatus est. Ant. Dominus.
Levavi oculos meos in montes: unde veniet auxilium mihi.
Auxilium meum a Domino: qui fecit caelum et terram.
Non det in commotionem pedem tuum: neque
[from Psalms 119] I was peaceable: when I spake to them, they impugned me without cause. Give them rest. Ant: Woe is me O Lord, that my abode is prolonged. Ant: Our Lord.
[Psalms 120] I have lifted up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence help shall come to me. My help is from our Lord: which made heaven and earth. Let him not give thy foot to be moved: neither...