Geometric Interlaced Pattern with Triangular Notches and a Central Knot
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 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (15.6 x 12 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Not on view
Design for an interlaced geometric pattern. The overall shape describes a vertical rectangle with a triangular notch on the top, bottom and sides, placed on the vertical and horizontal axes of the pattern. The whole pattern is build up out of one continuous double line or strap which forms the outer frame continues into two vertical compartments, between which a not with two small loops is formed.
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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