Decorated Text Page

Object Details

Title:

Decorated Text Page

Artist/Maker(s):

Unknown

Culture:

Flemish

Place(s):

Bruges, Belgium (Place created)

Date:

about 1525 - 1530

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment

Dimensions:

Leaf: 16.8 x 11.4 cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

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A variety of lively birds, insects, and colorful flowers decorates this border, which surrounds a text devoted to the story of Joseph of Arimathea asking for the body of Christ. The objects seem to hover in front of the shimmering gold ground, casting shadows below.

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