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The Conradin Bible


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Description A remarkable, fragmentary Bible has long been associated with the young Conradin, king of Jerusalem and Sicily and last of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, who was beheaded in Naples in 1268 at the age of 16.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition; media consolidation; mounted
7/26/1976Treatmentloss compensation; mounted
2/10/1977Treatmentloss compensation
1/24/1983Treatmentstabilized
5/10/1984Examinationexamined for exhibition
2/06/1985Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Medieval Art, 1060-1550. University Art Gallery, South Bend. 1974.
  • Splendor in Books. Grolier Club, New York; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978.
  • Undercover Stories in Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
  • The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Jewish Heroes in Christian Books. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
  • The Book and the Author: Portraits of the Evangelists in Eastern and Western Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1990-1991.
  • The Bible Before Luther. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992-1993.
  • Manuscript Sleuthing: Discoveries of a Curator. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • Mything Persons: Historic Figures in Legends of East and West. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Academy Art Museum, Easton; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. 2002.
  • Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2004.
  • The Early History of the Bible: Transmission of Sacred Scripture from Ancient Times to the Age of Painting. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005.
  • The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Associated with Conradin of Hohenstaufen, King of Jerusalem and Sicily (d. 1268) [in a note (no longer extant) by the comte de Bastard which was found at the beginning of the manuscript according to Delisle, 1892]; Comte Auguste Bastard d'Estang (No. B741), early 19th century [two color lithographs made for Peintures et ornaments 1832-1869.]; Spitzer, Paris, Sale 1893 (no. 3030); Charles Stein; Paris; Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1902 and 1905 catalogues; Henry Walters, 1905 [Leo Olschki as agent; Walters shelfmark J.VI.2].
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905

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Creators
Period
1265 (Gothic)
Medium
tempera and gold leaf on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.152
Measurements
folio: 14 1/4 x 9 13/16 in. (36.2 x 25 cm) written: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm) written1: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm)
Geographies
  • southern (Place of Origin)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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