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Ink, tempera, and gold on parchment
Sheet: 53 x 38 cm (20 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.285
This enormous initial h illustrates the beginning of the text of the first matins response for Christmas Day: Hodie nobis celorum rex (“On this day the King of Heaven”). The initial is appropriately decorated with a scene of Christ’s nativity. Along with other painters and illuminators, Neri da Rimini established the school of Rimini, characterized by a painting style owing much to the work of Giotto, who he perhaps encountered in Padua.
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