Miniatures and initial letters


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 994

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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General Information

Title: Miniatures and initial letters

Shelfmarks: MS Typ 994

Material: vellum

Place of Origin: Italy

General Remarks:

The cuttings are pasted to paper backings and the versos are not visible.

Current Condition

Dimensions: 4 x 4 cm or smaller

Book Decoration

Persons: Nos. 1-3 have been attributed to Matteo da Milano, an artist active 1492-1523.


Drawn in tempera and gold paint.


  •  De Ricci, 1050

  •  J. J. G. Alexander, The painted page (1995), no. 128 (a comparable ms. of 1520)