The Mondsee Gospels


Date: 11th century

Place of Production: Regensburg, Germany

Description: This eleventh-century Gospel Book is famous for its exquisite detail and the rarity of its survival as a complete book. The cover demonstrates all the hallmarks of Ottonian art, with silver filigree and gilding. Ivory plaques depict the four Evangelists, while a golden image of the Crucifixion is affixed beneath rock crystal. The cover would originally have been adorned with gemstones. The back of the book shows an engraving of St Michael slaying a dragon.

Held at: The Walters Museum

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