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Quotation from the Theologica Germanica, a late medieval Christian mystical text from the 'school' of Meister Ekhart.: CAL 4-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Quotation from the Theologica Germanica, a late medieval Christian mystical text from the 'school' of Meister Ekhart.

Maker(s)

Calligrapher: Clayton, Ewan

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Description

It is said it was because Adam ate the apple that he was lost, or fell. I say, it was because of his claiming something for his own, and because of his I, Mine, Me, and the like. Had he eaten seven apples, and yet never claimed anything for his own, he would not have fallen; but as soon as he called something his own, he fell, and would have fallen if he had never touched an apple. Documentation of the work: The piece was exhibited in The Twain Shall Meet, an exhibition I co-curated at the Alhambra National Gallery in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2005 (and illustrated in the catalogue), and in Practising Contentment at the Crafts Study Centre, 2006. It makes oblique references to the events of September 11th in the distrorted grid and the footprints/jelly bean/falling object stamps crossing the top of the page.

Legal notes

Given by Ewan Clayton

Measurements and weight

Height: 581 mm
Width: 348 mm

Relative size of this object

34.8 m58.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Clayton, Ewan

Dating

Production date: AD 2005

Note

Tools and materials used: Metal pen with pine soot ink and wine red vermillion on Royal Watcolour Society paper.

Materials used in production

Ink
Vermilion

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( Royal Watercolour Society)
Decoration

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 4-2007
Primary reference Number: 167379
Old object number: Calligraphy/Clayton/1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 1 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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