Four Evangelists

Historical period(s)
Opaque watercolor and gold on parchment
H x W: 35.6 x 22.8 cm (14 x 9 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

Egypt, naskh script
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Jules Leroy. Les Manuscrits Coptes et Coptes-Arabes Illustrates. Bibliothèque archéologique et historique Paris. pl. 43.
  • Eva Rose F. Hoffman. The Emergence of Illustration in Arabic Manuscripts: Classical Legacy and Islamic Transformation. Ann Arbor. ill. 104b.
  • Eva Rose F. Hoffman. The Author Portrait in Arabic Manuscripts: A New Islamic Context for a Late-Antique Tradition
    . vol. 10 Leiden. pp. 8-9, 13, fig. 8b.
  • Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. p. 185.
  • Wendy Frey, Bert Bower, Jim Lobdell. History Alive!: The Ancient World. Palo Alto. p. 349.
Collection Area(s)
Biblical Manuscripts
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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