Calendar Page

Unknownabout 1405 - 1410

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Two letters--"K" and "L"--written in gold, begin this calendar page for the month of January. The letters are an abbreviation for the Latin word Kalendae, meaning "Kalends" or the first day of the month. Surrounded by a reddish-pink border, they appear on a blue ground, with fine filigree work in white pen decorating the outer edges. The most important feast days for the month, such as the Circumcision of Christ on January 1, appear in red.


  • Title: Calendar Page
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1405 - 1410
  • Location Created: Utrecht (probably), Netherlands
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 16.5 × 11.7 cm (6 1/2 × 4 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 90.ML.139.1
  • Culture: Dutch
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 40, fol. 1
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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