Ink, tempera and gold on vellum
Leaf: 23.7 x 18.6 cm (9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection 2011.63
The owner of a book of hours was intended to stop eight times a day and read the appropriate devotional text.
The miniature from the volume's suffrages (short prayers or memorials to particular saints) is dedicated to St. Barbara. A popular saint in medieval Europe, Barbara was a citizen of late Roman Syria martyred at the hands of her own father because of her faith. She was regarded by medieval men and women as a protectress from sudden death. The Master of Jacques de Luxembourg had a strong sense of visual detail, particularly in architecture, which he typically combined with a flair for narrative. This points to his origin in eastern France or Flanders, though he may have actually worked in Paris.
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