I Spy: Looking Closely at Illuminated Art


Let's look closely at these illuminated artworks!

Four questions to consider:

  1. How many pieces are in this set? Hint: there are 4 rows of 13! 
  2. Can you deduce what these small artworks are for? Hint: they are something we still use today! 
  3. Can you deduce the theme of the set? What are all the repeated objects?
  4. Who are the figures? Does their clothing provide any clues? 

Once you have looked closely, visit the artwork online at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to learn more

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