The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary: The Story of a Byzantine Book

The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary The Story of a Byzantine Book Until the Jaharis Lectionary was a hidden treasure an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown even to scholars Superbly preserved it is arguably the most important Byz

  • Title: The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary: The Story of a Byzantine Book
  • Author: John Lowden
  • ISBN: 9780300148992
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Until 2008 the Jaharis Lectionary was a hidden treasure an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown, even to scholars Superbly preserved, it is arguably the most important Byzantine work to come to the Metropolitan Museum s renowned collection since the 1917 gifts of J Pierpont Morgan It represents the apogee of Constantinopolitan craftsmanshiUntil 2008 the Jaharis Lectionary was a hidden treasure an illuminated Byzantine manuscript that was almost entirely unknown, even to scholars Superbly preserved, it is arguably the most important Byzantine work to come to the Metropolitan Museum s renowned collection since the 1917 gifts of J Pierpont Morgan It represents the apogee of Constantinopolitan craftsmanship around the year 1100.In this important study, John Lowden, a leading expert on Byzantine manuscripts, discusses his discoveries about this extraordinary manuscript within the broader context of Byzantine book illumination He traces the book s history from its acquisition to its production in Constantinople By detailed analysis and comparison, the author shows how the manuscript was made for use in the patriarchal church of Hagia Sophia.

    Lectionary A lectionary Latin Lectionarium is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian or Judaic worship on a given day or occasion.

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