Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple in an Initial S, from a Gradual, Master of Bagnacavallo (active late 13th century), Tempera and ink on parchment, Italian

Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple in an Initial S, from a Gradual

Artist:
Master of Bagnacavallo (active late 13th century)
Date:
ca. 1278
Geography:
Made in Imola, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tempera and ink on parchment
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Gift of Bradish Johnson Carroll, 1926
Accession Number:
26.159.1
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.