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Book/Printed Material Gospel Book. Evangelia

About this Item


  • Gospel Book.

Other Title

  • Evangelia


  • This manuscript Gospel book is believed to have been produced around 1150 in Passau, Germany. This codex and the Gospel of Passau (also in the World Digital Library) are outstanding manuscripts, isolated within the manuscript production of that time and place. The Gospel book opens with eight pages of canon tables, which are very elaborate. Four full-page pictures of the sitting Evangelists appear as three-dimensional. In the 15th century the work was bound in covers of gold-plated brass. The front cover is dominated by the figure of Madonna on the throne; her head is made from rock crystal. In the corners of the front cover were added medallions with the symbols of the Evangelists engraved below glass. The manuscript belonged to the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Passau and was transferred to Munich in 1803 or 1804.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1150 to 1160]


  • -  Germany--Bavaria--Passau
  • -  1150 to 1160
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Codex
  • -  Illuminations


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 16003|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 + 134 folios : parchment ; 32.5 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.

Source Collection

  • Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668098

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1160, 1150] Pdf.

APA citation style:

(1150) Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1160] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Gospel Book. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1160, 1150] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.