Washington Manuscript III - The Four Gospels (Codex Washingtonensis)
Ink on parchment
H x W (overall): 20.8 x 14.3 cm (8 3/16 x 5 5/8 in)
Christianity, Egypt, New Testament, Biblical Manuscripts
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
late 4th-early 5th century
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Possibly once in the possession of the Monastery of the Vinedresser, near Giza, Egypt  To 1906 Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1906  From 1906 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi in Giza, Egypt, on December 19, 1906  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Curatorial Remark 7, citation of Fr. Theodore Peterson, St. Paul's College, Catholic University, 1957, in the object record. See also, Curatorial Remark 6, undated folder sheet note, in the object record.  See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. Section, S.I. 1467, L. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 2.  The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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