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ID number:  BIRBI-69.7
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Italian
Title / Object name:  Book of Hours
Object type:  Manuscript
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  about 1480
Materials:  227 vellum leaves including 32 miniatures in a 19th century binding
Measurements:  Leaf size, 14.0 x 8.6 cm
Provenance:  Collection of Cardinal della Rovere (1442-1501); ownership inscription of E. and P. Hunt. According to a note by Dr E. Millar (sold with the lot) the manuscript was purchased at a Red Cross sale at Christie's in 1915, but it cannot he traced in the collection of Sir Chester Beatty (1875-1968); purchased from Sotheby's at the Chester Beatty Collection sale, 24 June 1969, lot 67, for £6,500

Once the property of Cardinal Domenico della Rovere (1442-1501), Bishop of Turin, who was probably the original owner.

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