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Miniature Excised from a Psalter: Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

Miniature Excised from a Psalter: Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

c. 1235

Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum

Sheet: 18.9 x 13.9 cm (7 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1945.132

Description

Christ is seated within a cusped frame representing his aura. He is surrounded by the four "living creatures"---the gospel writers---as envisioned by Saint John in his Apocalypse: a winged man (St. Matthew), a lion (St. Mark), an ox (St. Luke), and an eagle (St. John).

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