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Manuscript Leaf with the Initial V, from an Antiphonary

Date:
ca. 1425–50
Geography:
Made in Mainz, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment
Dimensions:
Overall: 18 15/16 x 14 1/8 in. (48.1 x 35.9 cm) Initial: 6 5/16 x 6 5/16 in. (16 x 16 cm) Mat size: 27 15/16 x 21 15/16 in. (71 x 55.8 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Alice M. Dike, in memory of her father, Henry A. Dike, 1928
Accession Number:
28.225.1
Not on view
The decoration of the initial and the scrolling floral ornament correspond to examples found in a model book for artists preserved today in Göttingen, Germany. In addition to providing samples of ornament, the text offers practical advice to artists, including the use of bits of old rye bread to clean the parchment.
Marking: later page #446
Alice M. Dike, NY (until 1928)
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