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


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.