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Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews

Artist:
Joannes Koulix ,scribe
Date:
1101
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Tempera, gold and ink on parchment
Dimensions:
7 31/32 x 6 1/4 in. (20.3 x 16.0 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Cloisters Collection, Rogers and Harris Brisbane Dick Funds, and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.232.15
Not on view
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.
Found in Meteora, Greece (before 1898).; Victor Martin Le Roy, Neuilly-sur-Seine ; Jean-Joseph Marquet de Vasselot, Paris ; [ Alain Moatti, Paris (sold 1991)]
Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 105, p. 90.



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