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Book/Printed Material Gospel Book. Evangelia

About this Item


  • Gospel Book.

Other Title

  • Evangelia


  • This Gospel book dating from the mid-11th century comprises 16 canon tables, positioned at the beginning after the prologues, nine full-page carpet pages, initial pages, and decorated pages, as well as four portraits of the Evangelists. The carpet pages and the Evangelist portraits are painted on single pages. Each Evangelist is depicted with his symbol-the angel for Matthew, the lion for Mark, the ox for Luke, and the eagle for John-and the dove of the Holy Spirit, a symbol of divine inspiration. From several specific liturgical feast days, which are mentioned in the text and which are particularly emphasized, it can be concluded that the manuscript was originally created in North Germany. According to an inscription on folio 3 verso, this Gospel book had been owned by the abbey of Niederaltaich in southern Bavaria since the late Middle Ages, where its cover was restored in 1601. After the dissolution of the monastery, the book was transferred to Munich in 1803.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1060 to 1099]


  • -  Germany--Lower Saxony
  • -  1060 to 1099
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Illuminations


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 9475|This description of the work was written by Béatrice Hernad of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: I + 226 folios : parchment ; 22.5 x 17 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

  • 2021668094

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1099, 1060] Pdf.

APA citation style:

(1060) 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, 1060] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.