The Cloisters Apocalypse

Title:
The Cloisters Apocalypse
Library:
The Cloisters
Language:
Latin
City:
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York, NY, USA.
Shelf Mark:
acquired in 1968
Origin:
Probably Coutances in western Normandy, France.
Dimensions:
38 folios -- 308 x 229 mm.
Date Description:
Early 14th century - ca. 1330 --
Content:
Picture cycle of the Life of Christ, from Annunciation till Flight into Egypt -- Illustrated Apocalypse of St. John (except 16:14-20:3) -- dedicatory image -- 2 miniatures have been cut out --
Hand:
Gothic bookhand
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Picture cycle of the Life of Christ (fols. 1r-2v; two scenes per pages, framed together) -- Text and images for the Apocalypse of John (except 16:14-20:3; fols. 3r-38r; images occupy more than half the page; images are cut out on fols 4 & 6; John is sometimes within the scene, sometimes a bystander outside the frame) -- dedicatory image (fol. 38v) -- some line-painted droleries in the lower margin -- decorative initials, with filigree -- heraldic signs --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Reference (Rm. 715) BS 2822.5 .C58 D48 1971 Non-Circulating -- another copy: Hesburgh Library General Collection BS 2822.5 .C58 D48 v.1-v.2
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Every so slightly reduced (304 x 222mm.)? photographic color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
1971
Place of Publication:
New York, USA
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Printer:
Conzett and Huber, Zurich, Switzerland.
Notes:
Photography: William F. Pons, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States.
Type of Text:
apocalyptic, Biblical, religious