Parable of the Prodigal Son.
 Luke the Cypriot, active 1583-1625

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Title:Parable of the Prodigal Son
Notes:"This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active 1583-1625), an accomplished Greek calligrapher who worked after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453). He copied it in 1594 at his episcopal see of Buzǎu (in Wallachia, now Romania) and soon took it to Moscow, where it was richly illustrated with New Testament scenes by a team of anonymous Russian artists. The book contains passages taken from the four Gospels and arranged in the order in which they are read out loud in church in the course of the year (hence its name Lectionary, from the Latin "lectio," reading). Short intructions in Slavonic accompany some of the miniatures, offering a glimpse of the painters' working process." [from Flickr, Walters Art Museum]
Date:1594
Artist:Luke the Cypriot, active 1583-1625
Building:Walters Art Museum
Object/Function:Books and manuscripts
City/Town:Baltimore
State:MD
Country:United States

Scripture:Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Lectionary links:CLent04
General Subject:Prodigal Son

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Attribution:Luke the Cypriot, active 1583-1625. Parable of the Prodigal Son, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56113 [retrieved February 25, 2020]. Original source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/medmss/5905659773.
Record Number:56113 Last Updated: 2016-02-10 12:14:08 Record Created: 2016-01-07 10:23:05
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition