MASTER of 1416
(active early 15th century in Florence)

Ameto's Discovery of the Nymphs

c. 1410
Tempera on wood, 54 x 56 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This twelve-sided panel is the front of a marriage salver. It illustrates an episode from Boccaccio's Comedia delle Ninfe Florentine, written in c. 1342. The hunter Ameto, dressed in red, peers over a hill and then approaches some nymphs in a thicket.

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