St. John of the Ladder (Climacus): illustration from a Klimax manuscript
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 17.2 x 10.5 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Christianity, Egypt, gold, Biblical Manuscripts, Saint John
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
early 12th century
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1909 Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1909  From 1909 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Giza, in summer of 1909  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. section, S.I. 1486-A, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1.  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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