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Manuscript of the Apocalypse

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Creator Nationality: European; French; Normande
Creator Dates/Places: Normandy
Creator Name-CRT: Normandy
Title: Manuscript of the Apocalypse
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1320
Creation End Date: 1329
Creation Date: 1320s
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Paint, gold, silver, and brown ink on vellum
Dimensions: Each leaf: H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm), W. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Description: The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation, was, according to tradition, written in Greek by John the Evangelist during his exile on the island of Patmos. Recounting God's instructions to the bishops of the seven churches in Asia Minor, and revealing his own vision of the end of the world and the future kingdom of Christ, the Apocalypse was an extremely popular subject in medieval art. In addition to lavishly illustrated volumes of the Book of Revelation, such as this example, isolated scenes from the Apocalypse appeared with frequency on buildings, small-scale objects, and in an array of medieval books.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 68.174
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1968
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.68.174
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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