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New Testament (with Canons of Priscillian)

Object Details

Title:

New Testament (with Canons of Priscillian)

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

French

Place:

probably Pontigny, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1170

Medium:

Pen and black ink, tempera, and gold leaf on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with blue morocco

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig I 4 (83.MA.53)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 43.5 × 31.4 cm (17 1/8 × 12 3/8 in.)

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Monasteries and Manuscripts (April 21 to July 5, 1987) (fols. 16v - 17)
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Early Medieval and Romanesque Manuscripts (January 19 to April 3, 1988) (fols. 13v - 14)
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A Thousand Years of the Bible: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (January 15 to March 31, 1991) (fols. 13v - 14)
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Monasteries and Manuscripts (July 16 to September 29, 1991) (fols. 16v - 17)
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The Decorated Letter (January 14 to March 29, 1992) (fols. 78v - 79)
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Early Medieval and Romanesque Manuscripts (July 19 to October 10, 1993) (fols. 145v - 146)
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Ten Centuries of French Illumination (April 23 to July 7, 1996) (fols. 127v - 128)
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The Gospels in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (October 31, 2006 to January 7, 2007) (fol. 13v - 14)
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French Manuscript Illumination in the Middle Ages (January 23 to April 15, 2007) (fol. 145v - 146)
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The Decorated Letter (November 13, 2007 to January 27, 2008) (fols. 78v - 79)
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Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts (March 2 to May 16, 2010) (fols. 16v - 17)
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"In the Beginning was the Word": Medieval Gospel Illumination (August 30 to November 27, 2011) (fol. 13v - 14)
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Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters (June 30 to September 30, 2018) (Fols. 16v-17)
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Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London. Catalog of a Portion of the Valuable Collection of Manuscripts, Early Printed Books &c. of the late William Morris. December 5, 1898, p. 112, lot 155.

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Bondéelle-Souchier, Anne. "Bibliothèques de l'Ordre de Prémontré dans la France d'Ancien Régime." Vol. I. Répertoire des abbayes. Documents, Études et Répertoires Publiés par l'Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, vol. 58 (Paris: CNRS éd, 2000), pp. 54-55.

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