Ink, tempera and gold on vellum
Sheet: 16 x 18 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.22
This sumptuous initial is painted in deep hues set against a burnished gold ground in order to achieve a rich jewel-like effect. The design of the letter incorporates such motifs as gemstones, pearls, and classical cameos-much favored by Renaissance princes-to add further refinement to the image.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.