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: St. Mark and St. Luke; Right cover of The Washington Manuscript of the Gospels

see also: 3172 one of pair: 3194

St. Mark and St. Luke; Right cover of The Washington Manuscript of the Gospels

Historical period(s)
Byzantine period, 7th century
Encaustic painting on wooden panel
H x W: 21.3 x 14.3 cm (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

Monastery of the Vine-dresser, near Giza, Egypt [1]

To 1906
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1906 [2]

From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi in 1906 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] See object file for F1906.274, folder sheet note, Fr. Theodore Peterson, St. Paul's College, Catholic University, 1957.

[2] For purchase information, see object file for F1906.274. Also see Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. Section, S.I. 1467, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

Former owner
Ali Arabi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Byzantine period (330 - 1453), Christianity, Egypt, Saint Luke, Saint Mark
Collection(s) Area
Biblical Manuscripts
Web Resource(s)
The Story of the Beautiful, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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