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The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem

Artist:
Valerio Belli (Il Vicentino) (1468–1546)
Date:
ca. 1531–33
Culture:
Italian, Vicenza
Medium:
Rock crystal
Dimensions:
H. 2-3/8 x W. 3-1/8 in. (6.0 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances-Rock Crystal
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.203
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Signature: VALERIVS F. [ecit] (Above vault, in relief)

Inscription: BENEDICTVS. QVI. VE NIT. IN NOMINE. DOMINI (Above vault, on cornice, in relief. Trans: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord)
Pope Paul III ; Hohenzollern Collection , Sigmaringen ; George and Florence Blumenthal , New York (until 1941; his bequest to MMA)
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