Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple in an Initial S, from a Gradual
Master of Bagnacavallo (active late 13th century)
Made in Imola, Italy
Tempera and ink on parchment
Overall: 7 5/16 x 5 7/8 in. (18.6 x 14.9 cm)
stave ht: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
stave interspace: 1 in. (2.6 cm)
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Gift of Bradish Johnson Carroll, 1926
Not on view
The green hanging lamp and the starburst patterns of the background are hallmarks of the work of the first artist to work on choir books for a new cathedral at Imola, near Bologna, probably commissioned by its bishop.
Probably from Imola Cathedral, Italy; Bradish Johnson Carroll, New York (until 1926)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500," November 25, 2008–April 12, 2009.
Boehm, Barbara Drake. "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 66, no. 3 (Winter 2009). pp. 15, 56, fig. 13, 69.