Feb 6, 2006

Miniatures from a Manuscript of the Apocalypse

Miniatures from a Manuscript of the Apocalypse

c. 1295

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Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum

Sheet: 10.2 x 14.7 cm (4 x 5 13/16 in.); Framed: 52.4 x 39.7 cm (20 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.); Matted: 48.9 x 36.2 cm (19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1983.73



The visionary text of Saint John the Evangelist's Apocalypse, the final book of the New Testament, inspired these images of salvation, sin, and divine retribution. A large number of illustrated volumes of the Apocalypse appeared in Northern Europe, especially in England, after the year 1240-perhaps reflecting a fear of the world's end. These miniatures come from a manuscript produced in Lorraine, then artistically influenced by English models.

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