Book/Printed Material Evangeliary of Michaelbeuern, Four Gospels with Illuminations of the Evangelists. Quattuor Evangelia cum imaginibus pictis SS. Evangelistarum

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Title

  • Evangeliary of Michaelbeuern, Four Gospels with Illuminations of the Evangelists.

Other Title

  • Quattuor Evangelia cum imaginibus pictis SS. Evangelistarum

Summary

  • The Gospel book from the Benedictine monastery at Michaelbeuern is considered a work of the Salzburg school because of its similarity to other Salzburg manuscripts. Whether it was brought to Michaelbeuern in the first half of the 11th century (when that monastery was being reestablished from Saint Peter's in Salzburg) or later cannot be determined with certainty. Besides canon tables and lesser initials, it shows, on double leaves, which are interpolated but which always have formed part of the manuscript, four illustrations of the evangelists facing ornamental initial pages. The evangelists, with their long-winged symbols descending from above, are laid out in bright colors on a pure-gold ground. Only writing stands and utensils complete the compositions, so that attention is concentrated on the relationship between the evangelists and their symbols.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1030 to 1040]

Subject Headings

  • -  Austria--Salzburg
  • -  1030 to 1040
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Illuminations

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 8272|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: 178 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.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667986

Online Format

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Evangeliary of Michaelbeuern, Four Gospels with Illuminations of the Evangelists. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1040, 1030] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667986/.

APA citation style:

(1030) Evangeliary of Michaelbeuern, Four Gospels with Illuminations of the Evangelists. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1040] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667986/.

MLA citation style:

Evangeliary of Michaelbeuern, Four Gospels with Illuminations of the Evangelists. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1040, 1030] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667986/>.