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Guide to the Christopher Burkett Photographs, 1995

Abstract

Christopher Burkett is a photographer from Vernonia (Columbia County), Oregon.

Collection includes twenty-eight Cibachrome photographic prints taken by photographer Christopher Burkett of Christian icons appearing in two 15th century Ethiopic manuscript books of scriptures (MS. Ethiopic 34 and 35) located in the Rubenstein Library of Duke University. The images were painted by two distinct hands, probably copying the images from an original and earlier unidentified source. Themes include a series of scenes from the life of Christ, and images include angels, St. George, and the Virgin Mary.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Burkett, Christopher.
Title
Christopher Burkett photographs 1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 28 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Cibachrome photographic prints taken by photographer Christopher Burkett of Christian icons appearing in two 15th century Ethiopic manuscript books of scriptures (MS. Ethiopic 34 and 35) located in the Rubenstein Library of Duke University. The images were painted by two distinct hands, probably copying the images from an original and earlier unidentified source. Themes include a series of scenes from the life of Christ. There is an image of St. George slaying the dragon. There are some marked differences in a few of the images with the same subject matter, indicating an unusual moment of stylistic freedom expressed by the copiers. Collection consists of twenty-five color 8x10 prints reproducing the icons in their actual size and three larger color prints (16x20) of three of the icons. The three larger prints portray the Annunciation to Mary, the Ascension of Christ, and the Mother of God with an infant Christ, flanked by angels.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Ethiopic Manuscript 34
(10 8x10" color prints)
Box 1
Ethiopic Manuscript 35
(15 8x10" color prints)
Box 1
Ethiopic Manuscript 35
(3 16x20" color prints)
Box 1

Historical Note

Christopher Burkett is a photographer from Vernonia (Columbia County), Oregon.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Christopher Burkett Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Christopher Burkett Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Warren, January 2012

Encoded by Matthew Warren and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, January 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2000-0127

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.