St. Matthew and St. John; Left cover of The Washington Manuscript of the Gospels
Encaustic painting on wooden panel
H x W: 21.3 x 14.3 cm (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in)
Christianity, Egypt, Biblical Manuscripts, Saint Matthew, Saint John, Byzantine period (330 - 1453)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Monastery of the Vine-dresser, 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 1906  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See object file for F1906.274, folder sheet note, Fr. Theodore Peterson, St. Paul's College, Catholic University, 1957.  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.  See note 2.
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