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Scenes from the Life of Saint Andrew

Date:
late 14th century
Geography:
Made in Castile, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Dimensions:
78 1/4 in. × 39 3/4 in. × 2 1/8 in. × 15/16 in. (198.8 × 101 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings-Panels
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.257
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (in Spanish): (recto, center left) DIO LA SACA OS LA COSTI EL ADAM DORMI (God takes the bone from the sleeping Adam's rib); (recto, center right) CRIO DIO AEBA DE LA COSTI EL [ADAM] (God creates Eve from [Adam's] rib; (recto, bottom) INSENSA EL ANGEL / SANT ANDRES APOSTOL / INSENSA EL ANGEL (censing angel / Saint Andrew the Apostle / censing angel); (left to right, on donors' scrolls, with their names) . . . AIS DAMIGO; ANOTRO [TR elided] FERANDES DE ANASTRO; MARTIN PERIS DE ANASTROELRA; (on donors' books) OSE POR SANT ANDRES ROG (Saint Andrew prays for . . . ); (verso, top) SANT ANDRES ANDA PESCANDO LLAMA . . . CRISTO (Saint Andrew goes fishing, Christ calls . . . ); (verso, center) SANT ANDRES PEDRICA A LAS GENTES PAGANAS (Saint Andrew preaches to the pagan people); (verso, bottom left) BATISA SANT ANDRES (Saint Andrew baptizes); (verso, bottom right) ADORA EL RE EL IDOLO SANT ANDRES (the king adores the idol, Saint Andrew)
From the church of Saint Andrew, Añastro; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
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Wehle, Harry B. A Catalogue of Paintings: Volume 1, Catalogue of Italian, Spanish and Byzantine Paintings. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940. pp. 211–12, ill.

Cook, Walter W.S., and José Gudiol Ricart. Pintura e imaginería románicas. Ars Hispaniae, Vol. 6. 1st ed. Madrid: Editorial Plus Ultra S. A., 1950. p. 261.

Allen, Josephine L., and Elizabeth E. Gardner. A Concise Catalogue of the European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1954. p. 92.

Randall Jr., Richard H. A Cloisters Bestiary. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1960. p. 3, ill.

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