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Precious Gospels of Bernward (front and back covers)

Date: ca. 1015/refurbished ca. 1194
Culture: German (Hildesheim)
Medium: Covers: silver, gilded silver with niello, filigree, semiprecious stones, and late 10th-century Byzantine (Constantinople) ivory on wood foundation; Manuscript: tempera, gold, and silver on parchment
Dimensions: Overall: 11 x 7 7/8 in. (28 x 20 cm)
Classification: Manuscripts and Illuminations
Credit Line: Dom-Museum Hildesheim (DS 18)

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