The J. Paul Getty Museum

Leaf from Life of Apa Samuel

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from Life of Apa Samuel

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Coptic

Place:

Fayum (possibly), Egypt (Place Created)

Date:

10th century

Medium:

Tempera colors and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 12 (85.MS.119)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 34.9 × 25.4 cm (13 3/4 × 10 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
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Coptic White Monastery
Source: from Thom Kren's files, note from Leo Depuydt

- 1956
1956 - 1985

Mark Lansburgh Fine Art (Tesuque, New Mexico), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Recent Acquisitions of Illuminated Manuscripts, 1984-1989 (July 17 to September 30, 1989) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1989
Monasteries and Manuscripts (July 16 to September 29, 1991) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 16 to September 29, 1991
Manuscripts and Americans: An Exhibition in Honor of Franklin D. Murphy (July 21 to October 18, 1992) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 21 to October 18, 1992
Early Medieval and Romanesque Manuscripts (July 19 to October 10, 1993) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 19 to October 10, 1993
The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages (August 28, 2012 to February 5, 2013) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 28, 2012 to February 5, 2013
Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Illumination at the Cultural Crossroads (March 25 to June 22, 2014) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 25 to June 22, 2014
Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts (January 22 to June 26, 2016) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 22 to June 26, 2016
Bibliography
Bibliography

Feinblatt, Ebria. Old Master Drawings from American Collections, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with Allanheld & Schram, 1976), pp. xiv, 14, no. 1, ill.

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 206, no. 102, ill.

Depuydt, Leo. "A Leaf from the Coptic Life of St. Samuel at the J. Paul Getty Museum." Le Muséon:Revue d'Études Orientales 105, no. 3-4 (1992), pp. 275-81, ill.

Morrison, Elizabeth. Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2007), p. 71, fig. 58.

Keene, Bryan C. Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2019, pp. 249, 250.