Leaf excised from a lectionary from Constantinope: Saint Matthew
Though this full page miniature of St Matthew writing his gospel is two centuries later than example in #02, the Byzantine artists still consciously imitate the late Roman style of painting, with more emphasis on modeling of form, and intimations of depth.
Artform: MANUSCRIPTS (Bookarts), MAPS AND CALLIGRAPHY
Artist: Unknown. Middle Byzantine Period
Artist Dates: 843-1204
Country/Culture: Byzantine: Turkey
Period: 11th century
Medium: tempera and gold leaf on vellum
Size: 28.6 x 24.7 cm
Style: Middle Byzantine
Museum: Cleveland Museum of Art
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