shush I am trying to sleep

previously husbandwet

here is a list of tags for you, pal

Home Archive Random Likes Submit
Coptic Tracery Binding, Egypt, the Fayum, 7th or 8th century
from Pierpont Morgan’s Collection from The Morgan Library & Museum in New York
"…the Coptic cover of the Gospels, is one of 60 Coptic bindings that Pierpont Morgan purchased in 1911, the year after they were found near the Monastery of St. Michael in Egypt. Almost all works were found with their original bindings and constitute an essential collection for the study of Coptic bookbinding. The Coptic Tracery Binding is regarded as the finest surviving Coptic binding. At its center is a cross surrounded by interlaced designs composed of two intertwined squares within a circle. All of these elements were cut from a single piece of red leather and sewn over gilt parchment.”

Coptic Tracery Binding, Egypt, the Fayum, 7th or 8th century

from Pierpont Morgan’s Collection from The Morgan Library & Museum in New York

"…the Coptic cover of the Gospels, is one of 60 Coptic bindings that Pierpont Morgan purchased in 1911, the year after they were found near the Monastery of St. Michael in Egypt. Almost all works were found with their original bindings and constitute an essential collection for the study of Coptic bookbinding. The Coptic Tracery Binding is regarded as the finest surviving Coptic binding. At its center is a cross surrounded by interlaced designs composed of two intertwined squares within a circle. All of these elements were cut from a single piece of red leather and sewn over gilt parchment.”

  1. brassmanticore reblogged this from spectralbird
  2. lshefler reblogged this from numantinecitizen
  3. numantinecitizen reblogged this from spectralbird
  4. originalitynotrequired reblogged this from varangoi
  5. spectralbird reblogged this from varangoi
  6. la-reine-du-soleil reblogged this from lost-in-centuries-long-gone
  7. pedestrian-palamite reblogged this from varangoi
  8. prolepticvison reblogged this from varangoi
  9. lepetitemerde reblogged this from varangoi
  10. desertmanian reblogged this from varangoi
  11. varangoi reblogged this from lost-in-centuries-long-gone
  12. lost-in-centuries-long-gone reblogged this from booksnbuildings
  13. sexuallytransmitteddorito reblogged this from v-a-r-r-o-w
  14. sillybananabird reblogged this from n0radrenaline
  15. v-a-r-r-o-w reblogged this from lucy-in-the-skyy
  16. sw333t-serendipity reblogged this from lucy-in-the-skyy
  17. n0radrenaline reblogged this from lucy-in-the-skyy
  18. lucy-in-the-skyy reblogged this from preguntashermosas
  19. ostentatiousx reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  20. lost-in-crystal-canyons reblogged this from frommoon2moon
  21. ayrah-naghyr reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  22. cogwheelscrutchesandcyanid reblogged this from bedouinshowgirls
  23. oraclesofthefortuneteller reblogged this from ancient-serpent

Alternative Theme by maggie. Powered by Tumblr.