Illuminated Manuscript Page
c. 1450 - 1500
Illuminated manuscript page from a religious text (Italian, c. 1450-1500) from an undetermined maker in Northern Italy. The letter 'O' framing Christ riding an ass on Palm Sunday. In geometric molded gilt frame attributed, by oral tradition, to Stanford White. The frame is more likely 19th century Italian with evidence of detached corner decorations and regilding.
gold leaf on parchment
33.7 x 34 cm (13 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches)
Bequest of Gwendolen Armstrong Rives, 1972.
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