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Evangelist Mark Seated Thinking

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Description This author portrait once preceded the Gospels of Matthew and Mark in a Gospel Book in Mount Athos at the Monastery of Great Lavra. They are attributable to the leading book illuminator in Constantinople during the second quarter of the twelfth century. His real name is unknown, and he has been conventionally named the Kokkinobaphos Master.
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Medieval Art, 1060-1550. University Art Gallery, South Bend. 1974.
  • Splendor in Books. Grolier Club, New York; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • From Romanesque to Gothic: Illumination in Transition. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1990.
  • To Arrest the Ravages of Time: Caring for Art at the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2004.
  • Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes (Traveling Exhibition). The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino. 2014.
Provenance [Folios 1bis and 117bis in Mount Athos, Great Lavra MS A44]; 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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2nd quarter 12th century
ink and pigments on good quality parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 8 7/8 x W: 6 in. (22.6 x 15.3 cm); Mat H: 19 1/4 x W: 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm); Travel frame H: 21 3/4 x W: 16 3/4 x D: 1 1/4 in. (55.25 x 42.55 x 3.18 cm
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