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Decorated Text Page

Unknownabout 1525 - 1530

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Butterflies, thistles, insects, and an alert squirrel examining a nut decorate this border surrounding a text devoted to the virtues and sorrows of the Virgin. The thistles seem to hover in front of the shimmering gold ground, casting illusionistic shadows below.

Details

  • Title: Decorated Text Page
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1525 - 1530
  • Location Created: Bruges, Belgium
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.ML.115.252
  • Culture: Flemish
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 19, fol. 252
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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