An example of a flap on the cover of an Islamic manuscript. The flap was used to keep the book closed. The cover is leather with stamped and gilded decoration. Egypt or Syria, first half of the century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
St Giustina disputing with Maximian Object: Manuscript Place of origin: Lombardy, Italy (illuminated) Date: (illuminated) Artist/Maker: da Cremona, Girolamo (illuminator) Materials and Techniques: Water-based pigments, gilding and ink on parchment