Manuscript Leaf from a Choir Book, second half of 15th century
Mariano del Buono (Italian, Florentine, 1433/4–1504)
Parchment, tempera, ink, gold leaf; 28 3/16 x 20 in. (71.6 x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Louis L. Lorillard, 1896 (96.32.15)
A prolific artist, Mariano del Buono's commissions include sacred books for both Christian and Jewish use. His painting on this large parchment leaf depicts the arrival of a pope at a church, and signals the beginning of the hymn sung at a special mass for the dedication of a church.