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The Mother of Allegranzia Appealing to Saints Aimo and Vermondo to Save Her Child

Object Details

Title:

The Mother of Allegranzia Appealing to Saints Aimo and Vermondo to Save Her Child

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Anovelo da Imbonate (Italian (Lombard), active about 1400)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1400

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 26 (87.MN.33), fol. 8v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 25.6 × 18.4 cm (10 1/16 × 7 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

After their deaths, Aimo and Vermondo continued to perform miracles, many of which related to healing. No longer living men, they appear here as half-length figures in the sky. The miniature shows three different moments in the story. First, a cart runs over a little girl and the man tending the oxen looks back toward the tragic event. The mother, shown behind the cart, then prays to the two saints. Finally, Aimo and Vermondo appear above and raise their hands in answer to the mother's prayer.

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Illuminated Italian Manuscripts (April 19 to July 10, 1988)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 19 to July 10, 1988
The International Gothic Style (January 17 to April 1, 1989)
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Recent Acquisitions of Illuminated Manuscripts, 1984-1989 (July 17 to September 30, 1989)
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Picturing the Medieval Family (May 4 to July 18, 1999)
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Images of Violence in the Middle Ages (December 21 2004 to March 13, 2005)
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Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts (March 31 to June 21, 2015)
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