The Missal of Cardinal Angelo Acciaiuoli

Hand D


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Detail of St Michael under magnification (7.5x). FORS analysis (below) reveals a mixture of lead white and earth pigments in the flesh tones, as well as the presence of egg yolk used as a paint binder.
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Detail of the face in the lower border under magnification (7.5x).
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Detail of the dragon under magnification (7.5x).
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The yellow initial was surprisingly found to contain lead-tin yellow, as revealed by XRF analysis. This pigment was reserved for yellow areas within the miniatures on other folios.
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The shiny wings of the bird in the lower border were found to contain sulphur (S) and tin (Sn) by XRF analysis, suggesting the presence of mosaic gold.

The decoration of this folio exemplifies Hand D’s robust facial types and his preference for large heads, instead of full figures, engulfed by or sprouting from the foliage (hotspots 1 and 2).