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Gospel Book with Commentaries: Portrait of Luke
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Item Details
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Culture
Byzantium, Constantinople, 11th century
Title
Gospel Book with Commentaries: Portrait of Luke
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Work Type
Manuscript
Date
c. 1000-1100
Material
ink, tempera, gold and vellum; leather binding
Measurements
Sheet: 28 x 23 cm (11 x 9 1/16 in.)
Description
Each of the four gospels in this book opens on a page with brilliantly illuminated borders depicting the author of the text as well as birds-principally peacocks, symbols of the immortality of the soul-and fountains, representing the fountain of life and the salvation of the soul. This volume consists of 428 leaves with texts in Greek. Its level of sophistication suggests that it was probably written and decorated in a monastery in Constantinople.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Byzantine
Department: Medieval Art
Gallery: 105 Byzantine
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
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File Properties
File Name
1942.152.200.a_full.tif
SSID
24591105

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