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Book/Printed Material Gospel Book. Evangelia

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  • Gospel Book.

Other Title

  • Evangelia


  • This richly decorated Gospel book, dating from the second half of the 11th century, contains portraits of the Evangelists Matthew, Mark, and Luke (the portrait of John is missing), four decorated initial pages, and 84 mostly ornamental initials. Nine canon tables with the symbols of the Evangelists precede the texts of the Gospels. These concordance tables, lavishly decorated with arcades and tympana, go back to Eusebius of Caesarea (circa 260-339) and are often found in Gospel books. The place of origin of the manuscript is disputed among scholars. Most probably the Gospel book was intended for Freising and was created in the scriptorium of the abbey of Tegernsee in southern Bavaria. It came to Munich following the dissolution of the monastery in 1803.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1050 to 1099]


  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Tegernsee
  • -  1050 to 1099
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Prayers
  • -  Saints


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 6204|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 folios : parchement ; 35.5 x 24 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.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668090

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  • pdf
  • image

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Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1099, 1050] Pdf.

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(1050) Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1099] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1099, 1050] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.