Monday, April 10, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


My Greek is pretty paltry, but can make out the second and part of the third lines of the text here: "The Gospel of Matins..." (to evanggelion ton orthron). Which is fitting, because this detail from the Hamilton lectionary (Constantinople, late 1000's) is an illustration of Luke 1:24-38. From The Morgan Library and Museum.

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