Lost Lavishly-Illustrated Vatican Manuscripts Go on Display at the Meadows Museum

Lost Lavishly-Illustrated Vatican Manuscripts Go on Display at the Meadows Museum

DALLAS (REUTERS).- Rare, lavishly-illustrated manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel that were rescued from Napoleon's army, only to fall under the radar screen of art history for two centuries, go on display in Dallas on Sunday.

The exhibit at Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum, which will run until April 23, is the only chance for the U.S. public to see the stunning, hand-made codices or manuscripts.

"The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo" features 40 codices that range in date from the 11th to the 18th century.
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