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Book/Printed Material Gospel Lectionary. Evangelia aliquot

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  • Gospel Lectionary.

Other Title

  • Evangelia aliquot


  • This gospel lectionary was created around 1130. A lectionary is a liturgical book, which-in contrast to usual gospel books containing the full texts of the gospels-comprises only those parts of the gospels that are used for the liturgical readings during the ecclesiastical year, presented in chronological order. The book features two pen-and-ink-drawn initials, several decorated initials in gold and silver ink, and four full-page miniatures, each showing one of the four Evangelists. The style and coloring of the miniatures follow a Bavarian tradition of book illumination, the so-called Bavarian monastic school. This manuscript, intended for Altomünster Abbey in southern Bavaria, was most likely executed in the workshop of the Benedictine abbey of Weingarten.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1130.


  • -  Germany--Baden-Württemberg--Weingarten
  • -  Germany--Bavaria
  • -  1130
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Lectionaries
  • -  Liturgies
  • -  Miniatures (Illuminations)


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 2938|This description of the work was written by Karl-Georg Pfändtner of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 31 leaves : parchment, illuminations.
  • -  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

  • 2021667973

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Gospel Lectionary. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1130] Pdf.

APA citation style:

(1130) Gospel Lectionary. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Gospel Lectionary. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1130] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.