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Getty Boxed Christmas Cards - Virgin and Child

87222

  • 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).

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