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Canterbury (?), England (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Ms. 9 (85.MS.79.2), leaf 2v
Leaf: 30.8 × 20 cm (12 1/8 × 7 7/8 in.)
Inside an ornamental frame,
The fabric of the apostles' and Jesus' clothing falls in agitated, patterned circles on the figures' knees and bellies and in repetitive, embedded V-folds on their chests, between their legs, and at the hems of their tunics. These animated lines move in spirals and zigzags, energizing the balanced
"In the Beginning was the Word": Medieval Gospel Illumination (August 30 to November 27, 2011)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 30 to November 27, 2011