Famous book of hours created by the Limburg Brothers - Paul, Hermann and Jean - for the duke Jean de Berry.
The book was painted between 1412 and 1416 and contains prayers and illumination depicting mundane life in and around the duke's castle. Since the duke, patron of the artists, died in 1416, the remaining work on the book was cancelled, later to be completed by Jean Colombe.
The Très Riches Heures is by many considered the apex of medieval art, equal in historical and cultural importance to Mona Lisa, and a work of remarkable craftmanship. Painting the fine details probably required use of lenses and raw materials of very high quality, such as ground lapis lazuli for the blue colours.
The original is stored in the Chantilly Museum, but is in very bad condition and is not available to the public.

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