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A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold ink that not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details which might otherwise be missed.
1. Missal of the dead by Pope Paul II, illuminated circa 1450 - 2. Manuscript painted by Attavante or Gherardo circa 1492 - 3,4,5,6,7. Antiphonaries by Attavante, from Florence 1526-1530 - 8,9. Diurnal signed Attavante di Gabirello - 10,11. Roman manuscript by Attavante - 12,13. Fragments of decorative frescos in the Vatican, which, although created by Raphael, were probably painted by his pupil Giovanni da Udine - 14,15. Miniaturists from the missal of Cardinal Cornari, attribute to Raphael - 16,17,18,19. From a manuscript about the lives of the dukes of Urbin - 20,21,22,23,24. From the Horarum preces cum kalendario (Hours of prayer and calendar), dated 1554.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.
Keywords specific to this image: historical, decorative element, floral, cherub, fruit, Italian, acanthus