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Manuscript Illumination with Joseph Sold by His Brothers in an Initial V, from an Antiphonary

Giovanni Pietro da Cemmo (Italian, active 1474–1507)
ca. 1490
Made in Brescia, Italy
Tempera, ink and gold on parchment; leather binding
Overall: 6 3/4 x 7 1/16 in. (17.1 x 17.9 cm)
Illumination: 5 1/4 x 5 7/16 in. (13.4 x 13.8 cm)
Stave Ht.: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
between stave ht.: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
Study mat: 9 15/16 x 11 15/16 in. (25.3 x 30.4 cm)
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Gift of Coudert Brothers, 1888
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Madame D'Oliveira of Florence
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500," November 25, 2008–April 12, 2009.

Ricci, Seymour de. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 2. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1937. p. 1306.

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). p. 41, fig. 49.

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