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Cassone (one of a pair)

Artist:
Italian (Florentine?) Painter , second quarter 15th century
Date:
second quarter 15th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Florence
Medium:
Tempera on lindenwood, molded and gilt ornament
Dimensions:
29 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 23 3/4 in. (74.9 x 158.1 x 60.3 cm)
Classifications:
Woodwork-Furniture, Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.130
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
The inscriptions on this chest, perhaps painted about 1430, are illegible. The scenes are apparently allegorical.
Inscription: Inscribed (on cartouches in each scene): [illegible]
Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova , Florence (until 1880) ; [ Paul Drey , New York, by 1913 ] ; George and Florence Blumenthal , Paris and New York (by 1913–d. 1941; bequeathed to MMA)
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