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Saint Benedict Presenting his Rule to Benedictine and Cistercian Monks in a Historiated Initial "O" from a Choirbook

A large, red-orange letter O decorated with gold leaf and blue, orange, and green vine-like flourishes contains within it a balding man with a gray beard in a black robe. He holds out a book in each hand. To his left are a group of kneeling men in black robes. Men in white robes kneel at his right.
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  • A large, red-orange letter O decorated with gold leaf and blue, orange, and green vine-like flourishes contains within it a balding man with a gray beard in a black robe. He holds out a book in each hand. To his left are a group of kneeling men in black robes. Men in white robes kneel at his right.

Date:

1394/95

Artist:

Italian (Siena)
Martino di Bartolomeo (Italian, 1389-1434/5)
1394/95

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Artist

Martino di Bartolomeo di Biagio

Title

Saint Benedict Presenting his Rule to Benedictine and Cistercian Monks in a Historiated Initial "O" from a Choirbook

Origin

Italy

Date

1375–1399

Medium

Manuscript cutting with tempera and gold leaf, with rounded gothica textualis inscriptions in black ink, ruled in red, on parchment

Dimensions

235 x 192 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the Frank W. Gunsaulus Estate

Reference Number

1923.1682

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