Purple Gospel Parchment Leaf (23106)

BXM: 023106
Exhibition room: II.1 Authority and administration

Date: 2005

Dimensions (cm): 26X28,5
Creator: Dimitrios Nikolianos

The folio from the 6th-century purple codex N (BM 862), presents deteriorations (loss of purple colour and of golden and silver writing), sensitivity to light and to fluctuations of temperature, and so in 2005 a facsimile was commissioned by the Byzantine Museums Director Demetrios onstantios that was created by the Byzantine Museums painter Dimitris Nikolianos.

In order to preserve the rare original folio, the Museum is presenting the facsimile in its permanent exhibition of the Byzantine Collections.