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Rabbula Gospels

Date:
completed 586
Geography:
Made in Syria (?)
Medium:
Ink and colors on parchment; 292 folios
Dimensions:
13 3/16 x 10 7/16 in. (33.5 x 26.5 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (Plut. I. 56)
Not on view
The Rabbula Gospels represent the artistic prowess of the Syriac Church. Elaborate arcades frame the Canon Tables that show parallels between Gospel passages. Among the images on these pages are King David with his lyre, the Nativity, and the Wedding at Cana witnessed by the Virgin and Christ.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)," March 12, 2012–July 8, 2012.