Book/Printed Material Fulda Sacramentary. Fuldaer Sakramentar

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  • Fulda Sacramentary.

Other Title

  • Fuldaer Sakramentar


  • The Fulda Sacramentary typifies the structural changes that sacramentaries underwent in Carolingian times, when artistic embellishment was increasingly concentrated on the canon. The opening letter T (of Te igitur; "Thee, therefore," the first prayer of the mass) of the sacramentary has been transformed on folio 12 recto into a picture of the crucified Christ, surrounded by four medallions depicting, respectively, the hand of God, Saint Mary, Saint John, and a priest in adoration. Executed at the Benedictine monastery at Corvey in the last third of the tenth century, the sacramentary is one of the earliest examples of the new artistic trends. The manuscript still bears a contemporary binding with ivory plaques. It was preserved in the treasury of the cathedral of Verdun until the 18th century. From there, it came into the Mannheim court library, which was transferred to Munich in 1803-4.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [960 to 999]


  • -  Germany--North Rhine-Westphalia--Corvey
  • -  960 to 999
  • -  Calendars
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Liturgies
  • -  Prayers


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 10077|This description of the work was written by Béatrice Hernad of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 223 leaves : parchment, illuminations ; 25.5 x 18 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

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  • 2021667995

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Fulda Sacramentary. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 960 to 999, 0960] Pdf.

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Fulda Sacramentary. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 960 to 999, 0960] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.