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Folio III from a manuscript of the Gospels
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Ink on paper
H x W (image): 19.7 × 13.9 cm (7 3/4 × 5 1/2 in)
late 12th century
Folio II from a manuscript of the Gospels. Holes; corner anciently mended.
Recto: the descent into Hell. Outline drawing with traces of color on a gold ground (worn).
Verso: the doubting of Thomas. Outlines with considerable traces of color on a gold ground.
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Mss. section, S.I. 1486-B, pg. 13, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Ali Arabi (ca. 1840-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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