Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Codex Aureus

9th Century Carolingian Gospel



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - golden lion



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 j



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 a




Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 e



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 b




Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 i



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 w



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 o



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 r



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 t



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000 v



Evangeliar (Codex Aureus) - BSB Clm 14000


This parchment manuscript was produced in 879 AD in north eastern France and features the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in Latin. It was made for the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles the Bald.
"It was written out by the monks Liuthard and Beringer. Seven full-page miniatures show the four evangelists, Charles the Bald enthroned, the Adoration of the Lamb and a Christ in Majesty. It also includes twelve canon tables, ten illuminated initials and incipits. The text is written in golden uncial letters, with each page framed."1
The copious decoration is undoubtedly the work of at least three book artists - of varying quality - and is influenced by or modelled after earlier Carolingian manuscripts and designs from a number of major French centres.

1 comment :

Stella said...

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