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Fragment of a Compendium of the Genealogy of Christ

Date:
ca. 1230
Culture:
British
Medium:
Ink on vellum
Dimensions:
Overall: 65 9/16 x 13 1/16 in. (166.5 x 33.2 cm) Framed: 76 1/2 x 23 x 2 1/4 in. (194.3 x 58.4 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.433
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
Written by Peter of Poitiers, chancellor at the University of Paris from 1193 to 1205, and frequently copied, the Compendium historiale in genealogia Christi is an account of world history in the form of a genealogical tree of Christ. In addition to line drawings of the Nativity and the biblical kings David and Zedekiah, the manuscript contains diagrams of the Mansions in the Desert (where the Israelites stopped during the Exodus), the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and the city of Jerusalem.
Thornel Family North Riding, Yorkshire, England(between 1577-1582) ; Mrs. S. Faure(sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1976) ; Ian Woodner New York ; Diana and Andrea Woodner ; [ Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio] ; [ Margaret Demant Huntington Woods, Michigan(sold 2002)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2002-2003." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 61, no. 2 (Fall 2003). p. 12.



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