The *Hours of Mary of Burgundy*: Mary in church, miniature, c. 1477

The *Hours of Mary of Burgundy*: Mary in church, miniature, c. 1477

The text of the Hours of Mary of Burgundy is handwritten in gold and silver on a black ground. The depiction of Mary reading in church is regarded as an early example of a still-life on account of its precise rendering of details such as the veil, the chain or the vase of lilies.

 

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