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Benedictine Antiphonary

Belbello da Pavia (Italian, born Lombard, active ca. 1420–70) and collaborators
ca. 1467–70
Made in Lombardy, Italy
Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment; binding: leather over wood boards with copper alloy corner mounts and bosses
Overall (closed): 23 1/8 x 16 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (58.7 x 42.5 x 9.2 cm) Overall (opened (approx.)): 23 1/8 x 32 1/4 x 11 in. (58.7 x 81.9 x 27.9 cm) Overall (folio): 22 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. (56.2 x 41 cm) Stave ht.: 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Lehman, 1960
Accession Number:
Not on view
From the Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy.; San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice ; Carlo Bruscoli, Florence (1924) ; Robert Lehman, New York (until 1960)
Palladino, Pia. Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. no. 58a, pp. 115-118.

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. 14, 20, fig. 12, 21.

Scholten, Fritz. The Robert Lehman Collection: Volume 12, European Sculpture and Metalwork. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. p. 238, fig. 226.1.

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