Add. 5111, f. 11

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This leaf together with another are all that are known to survive of an extraordinary deluxe manuscript of the Four Gospels. Written over gold, and painted with great skill, they are arguably the most splendid fragments to survive from the early Christian period. Their text is part of the Canon tables, a concordance that enables the reader to trace similar passages in different Gospels, together with the preface explaining how to use them. The columnar layout presented artistic opportunities for embellishment—most commonly, an architectural frame that was drawn around the text. Here the frames are augmented by medallion busts of the Apostles.  
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