Middle Ages’ manuscript fetches EUR 300,000

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The book, dated around 1460, was found in the owner’s attic.

9 April 2008

DIEMEN - A breviary from the Middle Ages has fetched more than EUR 300,000 at auction in the Dutch town of Diemen.

The handwritten Book of Hours dating from around 1460 had generated a great deal of interest from foreign and domestic collectors. The manuscript was discovered during a valuation day at the auction house. The owner, who inherited the book, had found it in his attic.

The breviary was created in Reims and contains 11 hand-painted miniatures. It was probably made for King Charles VIII of France. It was bought by a foreign buyer.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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