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Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting. Historiated initial from a Choir book. Mercati, Venturino and associates. Production Place: Italy, Lombardy, Siena. Parchment, gold, mounted on cardboard, 75 x 72 mm, circa 1470 to circa 1480.
DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink or green, with stylized foliage, fruit and acanthus extensions on gold ground: [A] Virgin and Child.