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Apocalypse with Patristic Commentary


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Description This manuscript was made around 1800 by the Old Believers, a group of Russian Christians who dissented from the Russian Orthodox Church and were subsequently persecuted and excommunicated. Because their books were often confiscated and they were forbidden to use printing presses, they continued to write important works such as this one by hand. The manuscript contains the text of the New Testament book of Revelation along with a patristic commentary, which is accompanied by a series of seventy-one striking full-page miniatures.
Provenance Sam Fogg Rare Books and Manuscripts [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; The Walters Art Museum, 2005, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 2005

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Period
ca. 1800
Medium
ink and pigments on a variety of different types of paper, both laid and wove, ranging from thin to very thick bound between wooden boards covered with leather and brass clasps and studs
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.917
Measurements
Folio H: 11 7/16 × W: 8 1/4 in. (29 × 21 cm)
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