A Brief History of Hell

catherine cleves

Gilded Manuscript
Prayer book The Hours of Catherine of Cleves was commissioned for Catherine of Cleves in 1430 when she was to marry Arnold, Duke of Guelders. With its 157 miniatures, The Hours is considered the greatest Dutch illuminated manuscript in the world. It was taken apart in the 19th Century and rebound incorrectly into two volumes. Here, an angel releases souls from purgatory.

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