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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Book of Hours
England, ca. 1440-1450
MS G.9 fol. 84v

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Virgin Mary: Presentation -- Joachim, with joined hands, and Anna, wearing wimpled veil, her hands touching back of Virgin Mary, with joined hands raised, all nimbed, kneel on steps before open door of temple. In windowed temple is draped altar, with side curtains, on which is chest.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including pinks, inhabited by two wild men grasping vines.

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