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W494_000068_sap.jpg 1.201×1.800 piksel

W494_000068_sap.jpg 1.201×1.800 piksel

Lace Book of Marie de' Medici Lace margins Walters Manuscript W.494 Folio 10v by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Lace Book of Marie de' Medici Lace margins Walters Manuscript W.494 Folio 10v by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

This Prayerbook was made for Marie de' Medici in the second quarter of the seventeenth century. Beyond its provenance as a personal book owned by the famous queen, it is exceptional for its intricately cut borders, which transform the parchment margins into lace. This effect was created using a technique known as "canivet," in which a small knife was used to cut ornate patterns into paper or parchment. An art form that flourished originally among nuns in France, Germany, and the...

manuscript made for Marie de’ Medici, with the borders cut like lacework

W.494, LACE BOOK OF MARIE DE' MEDICI 49v

“Prayerbook made for Marie de' Medici in the century, using a technique known as "canivet".

W.494, fol. 6v

Lace Book of Marie de' Medici Lace margins Walters Manuscript Folio by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

W.494, LACE BOOK OF MARIE DE' MEDICI 29v

W.494, LACE BOOK OF MARIE DE' MEDICI 29v

Lace Book of Marie de' Medici Resurrection Walters Manuscript W.494 fol. 42r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Lace Book of Marie de' Medici Resurrection Walters Manuscript W.494 fol. 42r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

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