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Incipit page for the Gospel of Luke
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Incipit page for the Gospel of Luke


Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Exhibitions
  • Illuminating the Word: Gospel Books in the Middle Ages. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004.
  • The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Written in the Monastery of Corvey on the Weser River in Germany ca. 940-975, during the reign of Otto I [based on style and paleography]; [Originally part of a Gospel Book belonging to the Chapter Library of the Cathedral of Rheims until the French Revolution, now Ms. 10 in the Rheims Municipal Library]; Sir Thomas Phillips, London, ca. 1855 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Ms. 14122, noted on bottom of fol. 1r]; A. Chester Beatty, December 1920, acquired privately from Phillips collection; Walters Art Museum, October 1952, by purchase [from Mrs. Chester Beatty through Maggs Brothers].
Credit Museum purchase, 1952

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Period
ca. 950-975 (Ottonian)
Medium
ink and pigments on thick parchment, with suede surface on flesh side
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.751.2R
Measurements
H: 12 5/16 x W: 9 1/2 in. (31.2 x 24.2 cm)
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Not On View

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