This joyful Christmas card set celebrates a page from an Illuminated Manuscript found in the J. Paul Getty Museum collections. Greeting inside card reads: Blessed Christmas / Joyous New Year
- 16 Christmas cards per box, envelopes included - Dimension of each note card: 4 5/8 inches x 6 1/8 inches - Printed in Switzerland - Item #: 87222
Art Object Information: Guglielmo Giraldi (Italian, active 1445 - 1489) Initial D: The Virgin and Child, about 1469 Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment Leaf: 10.8 x 7.9 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
On this first page of the pre-dawn service of Matins from the Hours of the Virgin, the Virgin and Child embrace within an initial D. The text, taken from Psalm 50, reads: Domine labia mea aperies et os meus an[n]utiabit laudem tuam (Lord, you will open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise).