The J. Paul Getty Museum

Saint Luke

Object Details

Title:

Saint Luke

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place:

Helmarshausen, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

about 1120 - 1140

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold, and silver on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig II 3 (83.MB.67), fol. 83v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 22.9 × 16.5 cm (9 × 6 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

The heading in gold and silver lettering identifies the text that follows as Luke's Gospel: Iniciu[m] s[an]c[t]i evangelii s[e]c[un]d[u]m Lucam(The beginning of the holy Gospel according to Luke). Below, Saint Luke at a lectern sharpens his quill in order to continue writing. On the scroll unfurled before him appears a portion of his Gospel: Erit in diebus Herod[is]. . . (In the days of Herod . . .).

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Early Medieval and Romanesque Manuscripts (October 17 to December 30, 1984)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 17 to December 30, 1984
Faces of Power and Piety: Portraits in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (February 2 to April 18, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 2 to April 18, 1999
Five Hundred Years of Manuscript Illumination (February 11 to June 1, 2003)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 11 to June 1, 2003
Seeking Illumination: Monastic Manuscripts, 800 - 1200 (March 23 to June 13, 2004)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 23 to June 13, 2004
Canossa 1077 - Erschütterung der Welt: Geschichte, Kunst und Kultur am Aufgang der Romanik (July 21 to November 5, 2006)
  • Diocesan Museum (Diözesanmuseum), July 21 to November 5, 2006
"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