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Walters Ms. W.530.D-E, The Evangelists Matthew and Mark from a Gospel Book
The Evangelists Matthew and Mark from a Gospel Book
These two author portraits once preceded the Gospels of Matthew and Mark in a Gospel Book in Mount Athos, Monastery of Great Lavra MS A44. They are attributable to the leading book illuminator in Constantinople during the second quarter of the twelfth century. His real name is unknown, and he has been conventionally named the Kokkinobaphos Master.
Second quarter of the 12th century CE
Supplied name: Kokkinobaphos Master
The primary language in this manuscript is Greek, Ancient (to 1453).
Signatures: In lower margins, underneath miniatures
15.3 cm wide by 22.6 cm high
- Title: Leaves from a Gospel Book
- Contents: Originally fols. 1bis and 117bis in Mount Athos, Great Lavra MS A44
- Decoration note: Two full-page miniatures
Fols. 1bis and 117bis in Mount Athos, Great Lavra MS A44
Henry Walters, Baltimore, acquired from Léon Gruel before 1931
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest
Vikan, Gary, ed. Illuminated Greek Manuscripts from American Collections: An Exhibition in Honor of Kurt Weitzmann. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973, pp. 138-139, no. 36.
Anderson, Jeffrey. “A Twelfth-Century Leaf From the Byzantine Courtly Circle in the Freer Gallery of Art (Freer 33.12).” Gesta 35, no. 2 (1996): 142-148, fig. 5, n. 9.
Evans, Helen and William Wixom, eds. The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997, pp. 94-95, no. 48.
Parpulov, Georgi. “A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum.” Journal of the Walters Art Museum 62 (2004): 71-189.
Principal cataloger: Parpulov, Georgi R.
Editors: Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William
Copy editor: Joyal, Stephanie
Conservators: Owen, Linda; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Bockrath, Diane; Emery, Doug; Noel, William; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.
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