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Walters Ms. W.530.F-G, Illustrations from a Gospel Book
Illustrations from a Gospel Book
These pages once prefaced the Gospel texts of Luke and John in Mount Athos, Monastery of Great Lavra MS A76, dating to the late thirteenth century. The verso of St. Luke is blank, but the verso of St. John is illustrated with Christ appearing to his disciples after the Resurrection (John 20:19-23). Other detached leaves from this manuscript are now found in Paris, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts Mn.Mas 2, and St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia MS gr. 305.
Late 13th century CE
The primary language in this manuscript is Greek, Ancient (to 1453).
Good quality, smooth and without defects
16.7 cm wide by 25.0 cm high
- Title: Leaves from a Gospel Book
- Contents: Originally fols. 107bis and 170bis in Mount Athos, Great Lavra MS A76
- Decoration note: Two full-page miniatures, one full-page drawing
- Title: Christ appearing to his disciples after the Resurrection
- Form: Full-page drawing
- Text: Gospel of John (John 20:19-23)
- Label: Although the image on this leaf is painted in wash, it appears to be the work of the same hand as the Evangelists. The choice of scene for illustration on the back of the Evangelist John's portrait (which faced the beginning of his Gospel) is unusual.
Fols. 107bis and 170bis in Mount Athos, Great Lavra MS A76
Henry Walters, Baltimore, acquired from Léon Gruel before 1931
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest
Clark, Kenneth. A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937, pp. 360-361.
K. Weitzmann, “A Fourteenth-Century Greek Gospel Book with Washdrawings.” Gazette des beaux-arts, series 6, 62 (1963): 91-108 [reproduced in idem. Byzantine Book Illumination and Ivories. London: Variorum Reprints, 1980, no. vi.]
Vikan, Gary, ed. Illuminated Greek Manuscripts from American Collections: An Exhibition in Honor of Kurt Weitzmann. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973, pp. 184-187, no. 52.
Evans, Helen, ed. Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261–1557). New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004, pp. 285-286, no. 170.
Parpulov, Georgi. “A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum.” Journal of the Walters Art Museum 62 (2004): 71-189.
Principal cataloger: Parpulov, Georgi R.
Editors: Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William
Copy editor: Joyal, Stephanie
Conservators: Owen, Linda; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Bockrath, Diane; Emery, Doug; Noel, William; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.
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