Gospels of Luke and John, 875 AD

Gospels of Luke and John, 875 AD


Author: Multiple scribes

Language: Latin

Date: 879-925

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Reproduction Dimensions: 11.75 x 8.75 IN

Price: $149.99

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Description: This manuscript, containing the gospels of Luke and John, originally formed a whole with another gospel book fragment now preserved in Weimar. The Weimar manuscript contains prologues, canon tables, the gospels of Matthew and Mark, and, at the end, the argumentum (introduction) andbreviarium (summary) to Luke. Each gospel begins with a portrait of the evangelist and a full-page initial. The manuscript, of high quality, is clearly the work of an important scriptorium, influenced by that at Saint Gallen; it may have been written at Mainz, Germany.

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