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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 304
This ivory likely decorated the cover of a Gospel book. The abbreviated Latin inscription refers to the opening lines of Mark’s Gospel: “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” The miniature church resembles surviving monuments in Cologne, one of the most important Ottonian artistic centers. A former owner’s stamp is to the right of the desk at which Mark sits.
Inscription: Inscribed: VOX CLAMANTIS "[I am] the voice of one crying [in the wilderness]" (Mark 1:3).
comte Jean-François-Auguste de Bastard d'Estang, Paris (1792–1883); Sigismond Bardac, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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