SIMONE CAMALDOLESE, Don
(active 1378-1405 in Florence)
Gradual (fragment)c. 1388
Tempera and gold on parchment, 131 x 134 mm (initial)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The initial C on this cutting encloses the full-length, standing figure of St Lawrence wearing a white dalmatic shaded in blue and lined with green, with amice and apparels of gold with red brocade. It appeared on the verso of a page from a gradual containing the sanctorale (propers of the saints).