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Book of Hours

This book of hours was created in France, probably Arras, in the early fourteenth century. The manuscript would have been the personal prayer book of a wealthy patron, and heraldry found throughout the book suggests it may have belonged to Louis I of Ch√Ętillon and his wife Jeanne of Hainaut, countess of Soissons. Richly illuminated in jewel-like pigments and gold, this manuscript is perhaps most notable for its extensive and playful use of marginal figures, whose antics enliven nearly every page.

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