Leaf from the Hours of Duke Louis of Savoy: Saints Nereus and Achilleus

Leaf from the Hours of Duke Louis of Savoy: Saints Nereus and Achilleus

mid-1400s

Tempera and gold on vellum

Sheet: 11.2 x 8.9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1952.4

Location

Description

Once illustrating a book of hours made for Louis, Duke of Savoy and Prince of Piedmont (1413–65), this miniature depicts two Roman martyrs of the early church, Nereus and Achilleus. Their feast day was jointly honored on May 12 suggesting this illustration comes from the Suffrages. The remainder of this book of hours is currently preserved in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris. Louis is noted in history for receiving the famous Shroud of Turin from Margaret de Charny in 1453. The shroud was held by the House of Savoy before being bequeathed to the Holy See in 1983.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.