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Book/Printed Material Gospel Book. Evangeliarium

About this Item


  • Gospel Book.

Other Title

  • Evangeliarium


  • This manuscript originated in the monastery of Saint Gall in eastern Switzerland in the late-ninth or early tenth century. Because of its typical style of decoration, it has been ascribed to the "Sintram Group" of manuscripts, after the scribe and calligrapher Sintram, who was active at Saint Gall in the ninth century and whose handwriting was known and admired in much of Europe. This decoration consists of an impressive script in monumental (square) capitals, the interspaces of which are filled with gold and silver, two-line rustic capitals, and uncial script or monumental capitals in gold at the beginning of texts. The canon tables display rows of arcades, drawn in red ink and decorated with floral and geometrical motifs filled in bright blue, gold and silver. The numerous initials are usually decorated with gold or silver floral or animal motifs or interlace. The miniatures in this manuscript, however, are not typical of the famous Carolingian school of Saint Gall and have been linked to exemplars from the court school of Charles the Bald (823--77). Two of the portraits of the evangelists, those of Mark and John, are preserved and are fine examples of Carolingian painting.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [850 to 950]


  • -  Switzerland--Sankt Gallen
  • -  850 to 950
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Miniatures (Illuminations)


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB Shelfmark: Clm 22311"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 152 sheets, parchment : illustrations ; 29.5 x 22.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667753

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 850 to 950, 0850] Pdf.

APA citation style:

(0850) Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 850 to 950] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 850 to 950, 0850] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.