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Tote Bag - Botanical Illuminations

Reusable tote bag depicting pages from an illuminated model book of calligraphy in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

- Dimensions of bag: 19.7 inches x 16.5 inches (not including handle)
- Length of handle: 10.6 inches
- Dimensions of zippered pouch: 4.3 inches x 4.5 inches
- Materials: 100% water resistant polyester
- Carries up to 44 lbs (20 kg)
- Made in China
- Item#: TOTHMN

From 1561 to 1562, Georg Bocskay, court secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, created the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta in Vienna to demonstrate his technical mastery of the immense range of writing styles known to him. About thirty years later, Emperor Rudolph II, Ferdinand's grandson, commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate Bocskay's model book. Hoefnagel added fruit, flowers, and insects to nearly every page, composing them to enhance the unity and balance of the page's design.