Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews

Joannes Koulix

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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.

Leaf from the Epistle to the Hebrews, Joannes Koulix  ,scribe, Tempera, gold and ink on parchment, Byzantine

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