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First Day Cover - Vatican City - 2009 - Masiello da Ercole

Title

First Day Cover - Vatican City - 2009 - Masiello da Ercole

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Vatican City

Date Issued

2009-10-21

Description

This first day cover's hand-painted cachet by Nino Masiello da Ercole depicts a scene from Paradiso 24 in which St. Peter interrogates Dante—accompanied by Beatrice—about the poet's faith. The scene is taken from a miniature by Giovanni di Paolo in Yates Thompson 36, a fifteenth-century manuscript in the British Library. Below the cachet is "Pezzo unico" (unique item) and the artist's signature "Nino Masiello 2009". In the upper left corner of the envelope is the artist's logo.

Extent

178 × 239 mm

Contributor

Nino Masiello da Ercole
Giovanni di Paolo

Language

Italian