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Old March 15th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #6
Yohann Gissinger
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
Posts: 10

Hello Filiberto,

I thought about that, but I believed the separation belongs to the drawing itself because the slit stops before the edge.
When looking one more time, I've seen the slit stops before...the frame! You're right.

Anyway, I don't think we can so easily eliminate the tile hypothesis, when looking at the composition of this example:

Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints, ca. 1349

and this other one:

Lippo Memmi, Maria lactans,1340s, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

In such examples, the floor covering is apparently (if the pictures are not samples) distributed all over the ground in a squaring arrangement, and without any main border...

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