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Saint Luke the Evangelist
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Saint Luke the Evangelist


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Description St. Luke is seated at a lectern writing his Gospel, with his symbol, a winged ox, emerging from a cloud above. The abstract, linear quality of the drapery, with its zigzag folds, is characteristic of 11th-century style. This book-cover plaque originally would have been seen with plaques of the other three Evangelists, serving as "author portraits" for the Gospel texts. It may have been made in the same workshop as the ivories on the cover of the Mondsee Gospels (Walters W.8).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationother
Exhibitions
  • A Medieval Treasury from Southern Collections. Ackland Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill. 1961.
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
1050-1075 (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.139
Measurements
3 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3/8 in. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm)
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