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Ownership Inscription, In Zacharias Chrysopolitanus's 'Harmony of The Gospels'

Ownership Inscription, In Zacharias Chrysopolitanus's 'Harmony of The Gospels'

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1210

Shelfmark: Royal MS 4 D.xii

Item number: f.1r

Length: 38.1

Width: 27.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Zacharias Chrysopolitanus (d. c.1155) was born at Besançon in France, where he was headmaster of the cathedral school, before becoming joining the Premonstratensian order at Laon. This Gospel harmony is his main work: its variant titles, such as 'One From Four' show its purpose: to produce a single seamless account out of the four differing Gospels. This manuscript was owned by Worcester Cathedral Priory by the 14th century. The first leaf of the manuscript has the ownership note 'liber monasteriij Wygornie' of the monastery at Worcester.

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