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Zanobi Strozzi (Zanobi di Benedetto di Caroccio degli Strozzi), Italian (active Florence), 1412 - 1468

Made in Florence, Italy, Europe

c. 1453

Tempera and tooled gold on panel with horizontal grain

14 9/16 x 11 7/8 inches (37 x 30.2 cm) Framed: 16 3/4 × 13 15/16 × 1 3/4 inches (42.5 × 35.4 × 4.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 312, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 22

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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