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The Heavenly Ladder: illustration from a Klimax manuscript
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The Heavenly Ladder: illustration from a Klimax manuscript

The Heavenly Ladder: illustration from a Klimax manuscript

Medium:
Color and slight gold on parchment
Dimensions:
H x W: 15.6 x 13.2 cm (6 1/8 x 5 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Christianity, Byzantine Period (395 - 640), Ancient Near Eastern Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Date:
early 12th century
Period:
Byzantine period
Accession Number:
F1909.152
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
The Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Constantinople (Istanbul) [1] To 1909 Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1909 [2] From 1909 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Giza, in 1909 [3] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4] Notes: [1] According to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record: "For a full discussion of the Freer 'Klimax' miniatures, see Charles R. Morey, 'East Christian Paintings in the Freer Collection,' New York, 1914, p. 17 ff; reproduced in color on pl. II; the same also on a single sheet stored with the original. For colophon, signature and dating, see especially pp. 26-29. Date and provenance are here given as 'about 1130, and their place of origin identified as the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Constantinople.'" [2] See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. section, S.I. 1486-B, 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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