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Decorated Initial with Scene of Christ Entering the Temple.

Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni)
(Italian, Florence (?) ca. 1370–1425 Florence (?))

Date: 1408–11
Medium: Underdrawing for an illuminated manuscript (choir book): pen and pale grayish brown ink, brush and pale grayish brown wash (figural scene); pen and pale brown ink, over construction in leadpoint, ruling and compass work (ornamental border); on fine grained vellum (flesh side). Musical notation and lettering: ruled lines in red ink, notes and words in pen and dark brown ink
Dimensions: Overall: 12 x 9 5/8 in. (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
Classification: Drawings
Credit Line: Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1999
Accession Number: 1999.391

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