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Leaf from a Greek Psalter and New Testament

Leaf from a Greek Psalter and New Testament

1084
Sheet: 16.3 x 10.9 cm (6 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Framed: 44.5 x 34.3 cm (17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 30.5 cm (16 x 12 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Imported illuminated manuscripts were important in spreading the Byzantine style throughout Western Europe.

Description

Covering half the page of this leaf is a miniature representing the Apostle Peter. Below are 13 lines of Greek text introduced by the Greek letter pi which is created by figures of Christ and Saint Peter. The leaf comes from a combined psalter (book of sacred songs) and the New Testament. In its design, it shows close parallels with examples that were created in Constantinople workshops.
  • -1950
    Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1950-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Oh
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