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Book cover with scenes from the life of Christ


Artist Unknown (Italy)


c. 1467-1469

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G350
Book cover with scenes from the life of Christ, Artist Unknown (Italy)
Book cover with scenes from the life of Christ: Gallery Label - Current
: A Fifteenth-Century Niello Book Cover
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Engraved silver, niello, and silver gilt
Size: 16 x 11 1/2 x 1/2 in. (40.64 x 29.21 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Florence and Empoli
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 15th century
Physical Description: in silver frame; central section the Marriage at Cana; below the Raising of Lazarus; the lozenge the Baptism of Christ; the borders are filled with foliage and representations of angel musicians; the coat of arms of Cardinal Balue, for whom the book cover
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 57.59
Added to Site: February 28, 2009