Byzantine / Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews / 12th century (1101)Byzantine
Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews
12th century (1101)

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine
Title: Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1101
Creation End Date: 1101
Creation Date: 12th century (1101)
Creation Place: Found in Meteora, Greece (before 1898)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
Dimensions: 8 x 6 1/4 in. (20.3 x 16 cm)
Description: This leaf, the first page of Saint Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews written in Greek, is decorated with a handsome rectangular headpiece and a letter topped with a portrait bust of the author. The leaf was originally part of a Praxapostolos, a text used only for the celebration of the Eucharist, which was copied by the scribe Joannes Koulix in 1101. Most of the remainder of the manuscript is now in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1991.232.15
Credit Line: Purchase, The Cloisters Collection, Rogers and Harris Brisbane Dick Funds, and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1991
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1991.232.15
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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