Date: 11th century
Geography: Made in Cologne, Germany
Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (13.9 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.36
This ivory originally decorated the cover of a manuscript—certainly a gospel book—and was accompanied by panels depicting the other three Evangelists. The miniature church architecture resembles monuments still to be seen in Cologne, one of the most important artistic centers of the Ottonian empire.