Otto III’s Prayer Book



Otto III’s Prayer Book

Date: 983–991

Place of Production: Mainz

Description: This lavish book was made for Otto III, who was three when he became king. It is likely that his mother who commissioned it for him. The manuscript is a prayer book, and contains many beautiful illustrations and detail in gold leaf.

Held at: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München, Clm 30111

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