U of S Ege MS 16
Breviary - contains prayers for the celebration of daily canonical
Selections from Luke
leaf is made of uterine vellum, which is produced from the skin
of an unborn calf. Uterine vellum was the best writing material
available for manuscript production. The vellum of this leaf is
so fine that it is nearly transparent, demonstrating its high quality.
This leaf is from a manuscript that would have fit into its owner’s
pocket. Breviaries were generally decorative, but the legibility
of this one allows for easy reading. This leaf has been well-used
and is believed to be from a book buried with its owner.