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

Artist:
Giovanni Pietro da Cemmo (Italian, active 1474–1507)
Date:
ca. 1490
Geography:
Made in Brescia, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tempera, ink and gold on parchment; leather binding
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Gift of Coudert Brothers, 1888
Accession Number:
88.3.50
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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