Jeanne d'Evreux's Book of Hours
September 30, 2005 11:37 PM   Subscribe

The tiny Book of Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France. (via)
posted by Slithy_Tove (7 comments total)
I've seen tinier.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:18 AM on October 1, 2005

Tiny, and fascinating. Cheers, Slithy_Tove.
posted by jack_mo at 1:48 AM on October 1, 2005

Oops, forgot the splash page, showing how small this book really is. Okay, it's not that tiny. But it's still pretty small!
posted by Slithy_Tove at 2:10 AM on October 1, 2005

I second jack_mo's thanks.
posted by paperpete at 4:23 AM on October 1, 2005

I dunno, that's pretty tiny. But it's a great big helping of awesomeness (or something). Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 6:19 AM on October 1, 2005

My mom, a medieval historian whose specific field of study seems to emphasize the book trade, gave a lecture at the Getty about this book when it was on loan from the Met back in the late 90's. We all got to see close ups, and it's spectacularly pretty. It's not "painting on a grain of rice" tiny, but the appeal isn't in the novelty but rather the amount of beautiful detail in the prayerbook.
posted by jonson at 8:08 AM on October 1, 2005

very nice!
posted by peacay at 2:38 PM on October 1, 2005

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