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Cutting from a Manuscript: Initial [D]

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A cutting from a manuscript with an Old Testament figure, possibly Daniel, in brown tunic and red, white-trimmed cloak, hands clasped at prayer gazing up at the head of God peering down from a heavenly aperture, with a lion (as a stylized dragon) in background, verso blank, in a foliate letter...

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By 1979, Aimée and Rosamond Lamb, Boston, MA; gift of Aimée and Rosamond Lamb. (Accession date: October 17, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Italian, Renaissance, late 15th century–early 16th century

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Overall: 6.7 x 6.2 cm (2 5/8 x 2 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera and gold on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts