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The Ascension (Acts 1:9-11)
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The Ascension (Acts 1:9-11)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This image from Walters manuscript w.106 depicts a scene from the life of Christ. After his resurrection, Christ appeared to the apostles and his mother one final time. After he told them that the Holy Spirit would come upon them, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While they were gazing into heaven, two men appeared and said "Men of Galilee, Why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven."
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 6, 1903, by purchase [see The Diaries of George Lucas]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] the inscription in the image reads: Men of Galilee, why do you look?; [Transliteration] VIRI GALILEI Q[U]ID ASPICITIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
ca. 1250 (Medieval)
Medium
ink and pigment on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.106.21V
Measurements
H: 5 3/16 x W: 3 3/4 in. (13.2 x 9.5 cm)
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