Initial S with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, ca. 1278
From an antiphonary created for the Cathedral of Imola
Master of Bagnacavallo
Tempera and ink on parchment; 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (18.6 x 14.9 cm)
Gift of Bradish Johnson Carroll, 1926 (26.159.1)
The green hanging lamp and the starburst patterns of the background are hallmarks of the work of the first artist to work on choir books for a new cathedral at Imola, near Bologna, probably commissioned by its bishop.