MS leaf: Bifolio from a Missal

Accession Number

MS leaf: Bifolio from a Missal

Florentine; Italian

Object Creation Date
mid 15th century

Medium & Support
ink, tempera and gold on parchment

15 9/16 x 21 5/16 in. (39.5 x 54.1 cm);22 3/16 x 28 5/16 in. (56.2 x 71.76 cm)

Credit Line
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander

Label copy
The center of this bifolio shows evidence of the stiches that held it to its binding. The leaf on the right replaced an excised original (note the seam where it was glued in), and may represent an attempt to "spruce up" the manuscript; its decoration is more elaborate and in a different style than that of the leaf on the left.

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