15th-Century Book of Hours Comes to South Carolina

Posted by admin on Sep 14, 2012

A 15th-century Book of Hours has been recently purchased by the University of South Carolina, and students and the public will soon be able to see the valuable medieval text in person and online.

Still in its original binding from the late 15th century, the Book of Hours is virtually flawless, just like the day it was painted 500 years ago. From Rouen, France, the book is “illuminated” with a dozen lush, full-page miniature paintings highlighted by liquid gold panels.

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