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Gospel Book (so-called Small Bernward Gospel)

Date: last third 9th century (Mss)/ca. 1000 (front cover - second half 12th century)
Culture: Northeast French and German (Hildesheim)
Medium: Mss: Opaque paint, gold, and silver on parchment; Binding and front cover: Leather, copper worked in vernis brun; gilded copper, rock crystal, paint on parchment under horn (?) on oak. Byzantine ivory plaque
Dimensions: Overall: 8 7/8 x 6 11/16 in. (22.5 x 17 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: Dom-Museum Hildesheim (DS 13)

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