12th century AD
Animal; Skin; Mammal skin; Parchment; Vellum
File of material relating to a manuscript leaf illuminated with a crucifixion group, from the Book of Pericopes. On verso is text from the Gospel of Saint John. Includes photocopy of information card with photocopy of image of object (date unspecified); notes that image and description of object are available in '50 Treasures from the Hunt Collection' (Limerick: Hunt Museum Executive, 1993) by Patrick Doran and that this was formerly in the Forrer collection; photocopy of relevant extract from this book is also present. Mentions that before the mid-nineteenth century this leaf belonged to the Cathedral Treasury in Hildesheim; photocopy of facsimile (9 February 1996) from Doctor Michael Wolfson, Dom und Diozesanmuseum Hildesheim, to Michael Holland, Registrar, Hunt Museum, informing him that the present object is a leaf from a manuscript held by his museum, MS 688e. Requests images of the Hunt Museum object to be included in forthcoming publication by Doctor Michael Brandt; routine letters and facsimiles relating to Wolfsons order of photographic images (c. 9 February 1996-11 April 1996); paper in German by Michael Brandt entitled 'Eine Hildesheimer Handschrift des 12. Jahrhunderts: Uberlegungen zum Evangelistar Hs 688e' (Hildehseim, 1996); card (date unspecified) which gives contact details of the Dom-Museum Hildesheim; letter (5 July 1999) from Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, Associate Curator of Manuscripts, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, to the Hunt Museum, requesting information about present object; note which refers to a publication, 'R. Forrer: Unedite Mittelalter Miniaturen' (date unspecified); photocopy of extract from this publication which comprises image of present object. Caption underneath image reads, 'Kruezigungbild des XII. Jahrhunderts'; note (date unspecified) on which is written: 'Notable Acquisitions 1983-1984 The Metropolitan Museum of Art marker between pg 48-49'; notes which interprets the symbolism of the object (date unspecified).
Manuscript leaf from a Book of Pericopes | Animal,Skin,Mammal skin,Parchment,Vellum | 12th century AD | The Hunt Collection | PD