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Shelfmark Add. ms 11848
Held By BL
Country France
Period 9c
Cover Material Metal
Decorative Technique Onlaid; Jewelled
Style Treasure binding; Religious miscellaneous
Edges
BookBinder
Owner
Author Eusebius, Bishop of Cesarea
Title [Gospel book]
Place of Publication Tours, France
Date of Publication c 820-c 830
References
Notes Treasure binding;1st half of the 9th century; refurbished in 14th and 19th centuries. Repoussé silver covers over wooden boards of Christ in Majesty, on the upper cover, and the Agnus Dei on the lower, with foliate decoration and enamel bosses of the symbols of the Evangelists (the eagle of St John and the ox of St Luke, the two remaining symbols are missing) in each corner of the upper cover, probably a 14th-century (?) Limoges addition. Coloured stones were replaced in 1838 for Bishop Butler. The clasps were also probably replaced, 19th century. Bone relics set within the oak boards of the cover; perhaps original.
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