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Binding from Aussem Hours
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Binding from Aussem Hours


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Description This sixteenth century German binding is original to the manuscript. It has brown leather over wooden boards and is stamped with designs of fleurs-de-lis, rosettes, unicorns, Cologne heraldry, and St. Paul under an arch. Holes are visible where clasps (now missing) were originally attached.
Provenance Aussem family, Cologne, early sixteenth century [1]; Marshall C. Lefferts Collection, New York, before 1901; purchased by George H. Richmond collection, New York, 1901. Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] fol. 58v coat of arms, fol. 82v kneeling donor
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Early 16th century
Medium
brown leather over wooden boards
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.437.binding
Measurements
H: 6 11/16 × W: 4 3/4 in. (17 × 12 cm)
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