The Hours of Joanna I of Castile

The Hours of Joanna I of Castile Saint George (ff.223v.-224r.)

Saint George (ff.223v.-224r.)

The border on each folio belongs to the geometric border group featuring a decorative pattern that consists of compartments in different geometrical shapes – in this case, rhombuses on f.223v and ellipses and circles on f.224r. The compartments are drawn in different ways using either plain lines or small ornamental surrounds or imitation worked gold, as in the case of the Book of Hours of Joanna of Castile, in which the golden, worked reticle is half-filled with peals and has enamel rosettes on the intersections.      

Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor
Doctor in History

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