Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation in the Templ in an Initial S, from a Gradual, Attributed to Cosmè Tura (Cosimo di Domenico di Bonaventura) (Italian, Ferrara ca. 1433–1495 Ferrara), Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment, Italian

Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation in the Templ in an Initial S, from a Gradual

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: 11 1/4 x 13 9/16 in. (28.5 x 34.4 cm)
Illumination: 7 1/16 x 6 1/2 in. (18 x 16.5 cm)
Mat size: 16 x 21 15/16 in. (40.6 x 55.7 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.50.4
Not on view
#2853. Initial S with the Presentation in the Temple
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