Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Round Geometric Pattern (Islamic)

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)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
Not on view
Design for a round, Islamic, geometric pattern made up out of two intricate, interlacing polygonal figures forming a wreath or ten-pointed star with blunt ends. A ring runs through and unites the figures in the center of the design. A second, larger ring encircles the whole pattern. The pattern is numbered '6' in its center.
Inscription: '6'
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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