John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Artistic Advent: Pax with a Miniature of the Nativity

Today's Advent artwork is dedicated to brooding_soul, who sent me a very cool homemade holiday card! Thanks!

Unknown Florentine 15th Century (pax frame) and western European 19th Century (miniature) artists
Pax with a Miniature of the Nativity, c. 1480 (pax frame); c. 1850/1875 (miniature)
gilded silver, copper, brass, enamel with pearls and glass bead, containing a miniature painted on parchment (?); glass cover, cloth inner lining
Pax with a Miniature of the Nativity
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Tags: advent: 2004, art: decorative arts, art: painting
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