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Milan Cathedral Treasury: Pax of Ariberto The so-called “Pax of Ariberto” was created around 1030 or 1040 and given to the Duomo by Archbishop Ariberto. It consists of two panels - the more.

Gilt silver, enamel, and jeweled bookcover - MS M. 1 - probably made in Salzburg ca.760-90 - this earlier binding was used as lower cover on Lindau Gospels - the four medallions with the Evangelists were added in 1594 - The Morgan Library & Museum

MS M.1, back cover

Gilt silver, enamel, and jeweled bookcover - MS M. 1 - probably made in Salzburg - this earlier binding was used as lower cover on Lindau Gospels - the four medallions with the Evangelists were added in 1594 - The Morgan Library & Museum

The Gospel, Russia, Novgorod, the ХVIth century. Silver, precious stones, glass, paper; filigree, enamels, casting, carving, chasing, gilding. Height: 36,5 cm, width: 23 cm

The Gospel, Russia, Novgorod, the ХVIth century. Silver, precious stones, glass, paper; filigree, enamels, casting, carving, chasing, gilding. Height: 36,5 cm, width: 23 cm

archivalia:    v  f-featherbrain:    Back cover of the Lindau Gospel. Carolingian, late 8th century. Silver gilt, garnet and enamel.  From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000    l

Back cover of the Lindau Gospel. Silver gilt, garnet and enamel. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000

Treasure Binding. LINDAU GOSPELS, back cover (8th century Anglo-Saxon work) © The Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA. (Photo edited to show detail. See original at link.)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindau_Gospels  ... [Do not remove caption. Crediting the copyright holder is required by law]  Promote our Museums & encourage them to share their treasures! Identify the artwork, artist & holding museum.  Link directly to the Museum's site.

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Early Carolingian metalwork cover, Lindau Gospels, Austria, C 8

Small Bernward Gospel, German (Hildesham) late 12th century. Gilded copper, rock crystal, paint on parchment under horn on oak. Byzantine ivory plaque.

Gospel Book (so-called Small Bernward Gospel) - Front cover - German (Hildesheim), second half of century. Gilded copper, rock crystal, paint on parchment under horn on oak; Byzantine ivory plaque × in. x 17 cm) Dom-Museum Hildesheim

Christ In Majesty With The Four Living Creatures, gold and jeweled binding from Flanders, third quarter of the eleventh century, for Judith, countess of Flanders. On a Gospel Book, in Latin, c. 1051-64 (England). MS M.709, The Morgan Library, New York.

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This gold and jeweled cover was commissioned for Judith, Countess of Flanders around Re-utilization rights belong to the Morgan Library & Museum.

Behold the treasure binding: gold and gems stuck to a medieval book that is over 1100 years old. The book, which contains the Gospels, was made for an emperor by two monks in the year 870. Very few books were decorated like this and you can see why: they cost a fortune. From some of them gems were pried loose, which is also no surprise.

'The Codex Aureus of St. Emmeram' -- Dated 870 -- Illuminated Gospel Book -- Gold cover with precious gemstones, sapphires, emeralds, & pearls -- An important example of Carolingian art, as well of one of very few surviving treasure bindings of this date.

Front cover of Lindau Gospels; c. 870; gold w/ precious & semi-precious stones; 13 3/4" x 10 1/2"; Carolingian; Massive acanthus frame & interlaced Cross set with smooth stones (non-faceted). Christus triumphans (Christ is calm & alive), stands on footrest & voluntarily extends his arms. Above his head, the sun & moon hide themselves. Above, 4 angels repose in grief. Beneath, crouches Mary, John, & other Marys. Their clothing drapes across them, showing their heritage as that of Hellenic…

Ancient book covers as Russian jewelry art. In the early days the book was a…

The Pericopes of Henry II, the last Ottonian Holy Roman Emperor circa 1002-12, made by the Liuthar circle of illuminators, working in the Benedictine Abbey of Reichenau, which housed a scriptorium and artists' workshop that may have been the largest and artistically most influential in Europe during the late 10th and early 11th centuries.  Gospel pericopes contain only the passages from the gospels which are to be read during the liturgical year.

The Pericopes of Henry II is a luxurious medieval illuminated manuscript made for Henry II, the last Ottonian Holy Roman Emperor, made c.

The cover of the gospels of Otto III, 12th century. The ivory panel was imported from Byzantium.

Macedonian dynasty Title: Cover of Otto III Gospels Description: Gold, jewel encrusted, ivory panel showing the Dormiton of the Virgin century).

XVIII Century Gospel. Угличский государственный историко-архитектурный и художественный музей. (lib.pstgu.ru/)

The century Russian Gospel. It's an object of the State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum in the town of Uglich, Russia.

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