16th Century Flora & Fauna

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Matteo da Milano worked in 16th century Italy where he was known for his innovative borders. This border, from an illuminated manuscript done about 1520, shows how carefully he observed and drew flora and fauna, delighting powerful patrons like the Medici of Florence and the della Rovere, dukes of Urbino.

Initial T: The Crucifixion
Matteo da Milano (Italian, active 1492 - 1523)
about 1520 Tempera and gold on parchment
33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.


BKS6041
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. 0.75" W x 4.50" L (Packaged in an Acetate Sleeve with Provenance Card)

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