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Geometric Interlaced Pattern with Two Knots

Anonymous, Italian or Spanish, late 15th to early 16th century
Giovanni Battista di Jacopo Cennini (Italian, active 1597–1630) (?)
Previously connected to Master f (North Italian, active ca. 1525–40)
Pen and brown ink over stylus ruling
Sheet: 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (17.4 x 12.1 cm)
Ornament & Architecture, Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
Not on view
Design for an interlaced geometric pattern. The overall shape describes a vertical rectangle with triangular notches in its sides. The whole figure is build up out of two overlapping, polygonal figures, their outline marked by thin straps. The overlapping and interlacing straps form three compartments in the center of the figure, and where they meet on the top and bottom of the central vertical axis they form a knot with two small loops.
Mindell Dubansky "A Selection of Bookbindings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Gazette of the Grolier Club. n.s., vol. 46, New York, 1994, cat. no. 46, fig. no. 4, p. 82.

Victor Méndez Pascual "El manuscrito de The Metropolitan Museum of Art de Nueva York. Nuevas aportaciones al estudio de la lacería en la encuadernación mudejar." in Encuadernación de Arte. vol. 13, Madrid, 1999, cat. no. 13, fig. no. 1–27, pp. 26–55, ill.

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