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St. John the Evangelist

Anne Beversdorf, 2006 Silk and metallic thread;  approx. 2 carat “zandrite” (alexandrite simulant), 1.2 carat iolite, 1 carat blue topaz,  .7 carat spessartite garnet,  all prong-set in sterling silver; 2 lapis lazuli and 9 hessonite garnet beads, 20 freshwater pearls; gold findings and glass beads on 22 pt canvas Adapted from “St. John”  in Soissons…

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St. Luke with Bull

Anne Beversdorf, 2005 Silk and metallic thread;  .25 carat blue-green tanzanite prong-set in sterling silver, 4 cultured freshwater pearls, antique and modern glass beads on 22 pt canvas. Adapted from illuminated manuscript in Harley Golden Gospels   Harley ms 2788, ff.108b, British Library collection Carolingian Court School, Aachen, circa 800 CE Original 365x 250 mm.

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St. Mark with Lion

Anne Beversdorf, 2005 Silk and metallic thread;  .50 carat peridot, .25 carat spessartite (mandarin) garnet, both prong-set in sterling silver; and glass beads on 22 pt canvas Adapted from illuminated manuscript in Harley Gospel Ottonian Empire.  Harley ms 2821, ff.67b, British Library collection Monastery of Echternach in modern Luxembourg, Mid 11th Century Original 255 x…

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The Nativity

Anne Beversdorf, 2005 Silk and metallic thread;  approx. .70 carat amethyst, prong-set in sterling silver; 4 freshwater pearls; coral beads, silver findings on 22 pt canvas. 22 x 19 cm. Adapted from image in Abt. Rudolf Psalter, Ms 22280 f. 9b Diocese of Contance, Switzerland, circa 1300 Origional 220 x 160 mm

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Mary, Queen of Heaven

Anne Beversdorf, 2006 Silk and metallic thread; approx. 3 carats garnet, 3 carats peridot, 1.5 carats white topaz, 1.5 carats citrine, 2.5 carats blue topaz, all prong-set in sterling silver; 33 freshwater pearls on 22 pt canvas.  26 x 18 cm. Scholars list this as the Virgin Mary, but the iconography suggests Mary Magdalene. Adapted…

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Glajor Annunciation

Anne Beversdorf, 2006 Silk and metallic thread;  approx. 1 carat peridot, .40 carat aquamarine, .40 carat garnet, all faceted and prong-set in sterling silver; 4 freshwater black pearls, 14 freshwater pearls, 3 coral beads, 4 14K gold beads; antique and modern glass beads on 22 pt canvas.  27 x 20.5 cm. Adapted from Glajor Gospel,…

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