Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting the hefty Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art

Date: ca. 1150–75
Geography: Made in Meuse Valley, Netherlands
Culture: South Netherlandish
Medium: Champlevé and cloisonné enamel, copper alloy, gilt
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 4 x 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 0.3 cm)
Classification: Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Plaque with Saint Paul and His Disciples
Date: ca. 1160–80
Culture: British (?)
Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/8 x 4 15/16 x 1/16 in. (8.5 x 12.6 x 0.2 cm)
Classification: Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917



Relief of the Holy Family
Date: ca. 1160–80
Culture: British or North French
Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. (8.1 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm)
Classification: Ivories
Credit Line: Dodge Fund, 1940


The Pentecost
Date: ca. 1150–75
Geography: Made in Meuse Valley, South Netherlands
Culture: South Netherlandish
Medium: Champlevé and translucent enamel on copper gilt
Dimensions: Overall: 4 1/16 x 4 1/16 x 1/4 in. (10.3 x 10.3 x 0.6 cm)
Classification: Enamels-Champlevé
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1965


The Lamb at the Foot of the Cross, Flanked by Two Angels
Date: ca. 1180
Culture: Spanish
Medium: Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
Dimensions: Overall (folio): 17 1/2 x 11 13/16in. (44.4 x 30cm) Mat: 22 x 16 in. (55.9 x 40.6 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: Purchase, The Cloisters Collection, Rogers and Harris Brisbane Dick Funds, and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1991


Manuscript Illumination with Initial "H" from a Bible
Date: ca. 1175–95
Geography: Made in Pontigny, France
Culture: French
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 6in. (29.5 x 15.2cm) Mat: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1999


Manuscript Illumination with Initial "H" from a Bible
Date: ca. 1175–95
Geography: Made in Pontigny, France
Culture: French
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 6in. (29.5 x 15.2cm) Mat: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1999


The Morgan Leaf, from the Winchester Bible: Opening for the Book of 1 Samuel (r.); Frontispiece for 1 Samuel(?) with Life of David (v.)
Date: ca. 1150–80
Geography: Made in Winchester, England
Culture: British
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Dimensions: 22 15/16 × 15 9/16 in. (58.3 × 39.6 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: Lent by the J. Pierpont Morgan 


The Winchester Bible: Opening for the Book of Genesis: In Principio (5r); Opening for the Book of I Samuel (Book of Kings): Fuit (88r); Opening for the Book of 2 Samuel (Book of Kings): Factum (99v)
Date: ca. 1150–80
Geography: Made in Winchester, England
Culture: British
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Dimensions: 23 9/16 × 16 9/16 × 2 3/8 in. (59.9 × 42.1 × 6.1 cm) Opening: 23 9/16 × 27 1/2 in. (59.9 × 69.9 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: Lent by the Chapter of Winchester Cathedral

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