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Miniature with the Apostles Paul and Peter and the Evangelists John, Luke, Matthew, and Mark
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Miniature with the Apostles Paul and Peter and the Evangelists John, Luke, Matthew, and Mark


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Description This image originally faced the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles in a late eleventh-century psalter and New Testament in Mount Athos, Vatopedi Monastery MS 762. It seems likely that in this manuscript, the scribe and illuminator were the same person.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2004.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance [Folio 211 in Mount Athos, Vatopedi MS 762]; Leon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 11th century
Medium
ink and pigments on high quality, exceptionally white and thin parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.530.C
Measurements
Folio H: 5 13/16 x W: 3 15/16 in. (14.7 x 10 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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