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Washington Manuscript III - The Four Gospels (Codex Washingtonensis)
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Washington Manuscript III - The Four Gospels (Codex Washingtonensis)

Washington Manuscript III - The Four Gospels (Codex Washingtonensis)

Medium:
Ink on parchment
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 20.8 x 14.3 cm (8 3/16 x 5 5/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Egypt
Topic:
Christianity, Egypt, New Testament, Biblical Manuscripts, parchment
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Date:
late 4th-early 5th century
Accession Number:
F1906.274
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
Possibly once in the possession of the Monastery of the Vinedresser, 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 Giza, Egypt, on December 19, 1906 [3] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4] Notes: [1] 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. [2] See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. Section, S.I. 1467, L. 3, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. [3] See note 2. [4] 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.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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