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: St. John of the Ladder (Climacus): illustration from a Klimax manuscript

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St. John of the Ladder (Climacus): illustration from a Klimax manuscript

Type
Painting
Historical period(s)
early 12th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 17.2 x 10.5 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.151

To 1909
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Giza, in summer of 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. section, S.I. 1486-A, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Former owner
Ali Arabi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
Christianity, Egypt, Saint John
Collection(s) Area
Biblical Manuscripts
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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