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Title:Manuscript page from a book of hours with the Judgment of Solomon
Date Made:15th century
Materials:Ink, colors and gold on vellum
Place Made:Europe; Flanders; Bruges
Measurements:Mat: 14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in; 36.2 cm x 48.9 cm; Mount: 5 5/8 in x 4 in; 14.3 cm x 10.2 cm; Sheet/Image: 5 1/2 in x 3 13/16 in; 14 cm x 9.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1942.29.M.PI
Credit Line:Gift of Ada L. F. Snell (Class of 1892)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Recto: Border with foliage and birds surrounds a vignette which depicts the judgment of Solomon, set in contemporary gothic architecture. Figures wearing contemporary dress. The king is seated in throne at the right; next to him a standing armored figure raises a sword over a kneeling mother holding a baby. Another standing female figure holds a baby at far left. The scene takes place in a vaulted interior with a green tile floor; a landscape is visible through a door at left. Margin is filled with floral and foliate design with a bird.
Verso: Text in Latin (?) with illuminated letters and small, delicate designs.

manuscripts; religion; books; Christianity; soldiers

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