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Portrait of the Evangelist Matthew (first half of the 16th century, Ethiopia) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the golden age...

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Christ on the Road to Emmaus, Peter at The Empty Tomb (1594-1596, Romania) by Lukas of Cyprus - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active 1583-1625), an accomplished Greek calligrapher who worked after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453). He copied it in 1594 at his episcopal see of Buzau (in Wallachia, now Romania) and soon took it to...

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Virgin and Child flanked by the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (16th Century, Ethiopia) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the golden age...

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Leaf from a Gospel Lectionary: Ornamented Headpiece and Initial E with the Resurrection of Christ and John the Baptist Preaching by Lukas of Cyprus (1594-1596) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: The decoration on this page is by two or possibly three different hands. The headpiece, ornamented title, and initial letter "E" are the work of the scribe Luke the Cypriot, while the images and framing ornament in the side margin are by a professional artist(s). It may be...

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Mary and Joseph with the Innocents massacred by King Herod (Ethiopian,16th century) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the golden age...

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The Evangelist John Receiving Divine Inspiration and Dictating the Gospel to His Disciple Prochorus by Lukas of Cyprus (1594-1596, Ottoman) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active 1583-1625), an accomplished Greek calligrapher who worked after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453). He copied it in 1594 at his episcopal see of Buzau (in Wallachia, now Romania) and soon took it to...

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The opening of St Luke's Gospel in the Lindisfarne Gospels (715-720) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscripts

Details: The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book probably produced around the years 715–720 in the monastery at Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England[2]. It contains the Gospels of the four Evangelists Mark, John, Luke, and Matthew[2]. The manuscript was produced in a scriptorium...

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Saint Mark the Evangelist and Saint Sinibaldus Venerated by Members of a Lay Confraternity (1425-1434) by Cristoforo Cortese - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details: This leaf was an opening page of a mariegola, or register, painted by Cristoforo Cortese, the most famous and prolific Venetian illuminator of the first half of the fifteenth century, for a German confraternity in Venice. The lay members of this confraternity are shown kneeling at the feet of...

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