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Olitski has covered nearly the entire canvas in the same grey acrylic using a spray gun.  On the right side of the canvas, there is a group of vertical lines in red, blue, and white. 
Jules Olitski (American (North American))
Absalom Passage—18
1973
Purchase made possible by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gosman
1973/2.82
A man seated on a throne under a canopy on the right looks toward a group of standing figures on the left. A group of soldiers in helmets and armor and spears surround a tall bearded man who stands looking at the seated official. In the distance is a view of a town in a landscape and at the feet of the seated man is a dog.  The print is signed in the block "AD" on the lower left of the recto.
Albrecht Dürer
Christ before Caiphas from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 – 1511
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
2011/2.56
A group of four men gently lower a figure into a tomb that is placed parallel to the viewer. To the left is a group of mourners with hands clasped.  One female figure kneels at the ledge of the tomb and holds a covered jar.  Behind the figures is a rocky landscape with a fence and guard at the gate in the distance at the left.  An entrance to a cave is indicated on the right, directly behind the tomb, with the use of dense, dark hatching.  At the lower right corner is a circlet of thorny branches.
Albrecht Dürer
The Entombment from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 – 1511
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
2011/2.57
A group of figures at the left stand in a vaulted space under a cross. They look towards the lower right of the composition where a man holding a standard with a cross on top is bending forward and offering his hand to an old bearded man in an arched doorway. Above the doorway are several fantastical figures with beaked or animal heads and arms with claws. Signed in the block "AD", lower right, recto.
Albrecht Dürer
Christ in Limbo (The Harrowing of Hell) from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 – 1511
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
2011/2.55

Max Beckmann (German (culture or style))
Baptism of Christ
1911
Museum Purchase
1957/2.32
Two columns of Latin text fill this page taken from a bible manuscript. A painting in a gold rectangular frame is located in the lower right column. An angel descends from a blue semicircular disc in the upper right corner of the painting and grasps a larger figure by the hair with both hands. This second figure holds a jug in his left hand and a plate with bread in his right. A third figure, dressed in a white robe, reaches up toward this larger figure from an enclosure below. He appears against a black background and four gray animal heads overlap his torso.
French (French (culture or style))
Leaf from a Bible with Daniel in the lions' den aided by the prophet Habakuk
1285 – 1295
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander
1993/2.10

Marc Chagall (Belorussian (culture or style))
The Bible: Abraham Approaching Sodom with Three Angels
1929 – 1930
Museum Purchase
1953/1.67

Armenians
MS Leaf: Bible Lessons
1400 – 1432
Museum Purchase
1959/1.149
Four male figures face each other, one in a hat on the left and three on the right facing him. The figure in the center has one hand raised to his chest. The two men on the right are looking at the man in the center.
Emil Nolde (German (culture or style))
Schriftgelehrte
1911
Museum Purchase
1949/1.174

David Courlander
The Sacrifice of Abraham
1900 – 1961
Gift of Harold Courlander
1985/2.90

Russian
Bible Stories
1767 – 1799
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
1987/1.195.15

Byzantine
MS leaf: Greek Liturgy with Byzantine Greek Notation
15th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
1987/1.195.6
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