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Manuscript Illumination with All Saints in an Initial V, from an Antiphonary

Artist:
Attributed to Cosmè Tura (Cosimo di Domenico di Bonaventura) (Italian, Ferrara ca. 1433–1495 Ferrara)
Date:
1450–60
Geography:
Made in Ferrara, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (36.8 x 30.8 cm) Illumination: 7 3/8 x 6 5/16 in. (18.7 x 16 cm) Mat Size: 22 x 16 in. (55.9 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.50.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
[ F. Kleinberger Galleries, New York (sold 1911)]
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