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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ornament gatto

thanks discardingimages.tumblr.com

I could look at this all day. It's a decorative element from Nicolaus de Lyra super Bibliam, Italy ca. 1402.  (Manchester, John Rylands University Library, Latin MS 29, fol. 252v)  Don't you wonder how the book artists achieved such saturated and fresh color?  I think I found out a little on Wikipedia.

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