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THE BENING QUADRIPTYCH

A FLEMISH ALTAR WITH 64 BRILLIANT MINIATURES OF CHRIST’S LIFE

When people start talking about miniatures, one inevitably tends to think of the astounding images in manuscripts which European art has created over the centuries. This is why we feel all the more amazed and fascinated the first time we view the masterpiece whose physical embodiment has nothing to do at all with manuscripts – and yet is now considered one of the greatest works by probably the most famous illuminator in art history: the Stein Quadriptych by Simon Bening.
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THE VIENNA MODEL BOOK

BRILLIANT VIRTUOSITY FROM AROUND 1400

Acorn tablets and a stamped leather case – a precious frame for a magnificent work of art – this is a truly extraordinary piece, not least due to its outer appearance: a total of 14 small acorn tablets lie protected in a valuable, dark stamped leather case. Each of the tablets is set with four fine, detailed drawings that are placed in small frames. The tablets were originally arranged in a fanfold, and the valuable leather case had been designed to protect the valuable contents, with a strap that probably served to carry it around as a bag.
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