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Guntbald Sacramentary


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This sacramentary, containing the texts used to celebrate the Mass, is beautifully elaborated with gold and silver ornamental letters manipulated into foliate patterns and narrative scenes. In one instance, the T of Te igitur (the first words of the first prayer) is transformed into a crucifix. The attribution at the end of the book to the scribe Guntbald is uncertain, as it is written in a different and later script than the rest of the work.

Guntbald Sacramentary, Opaque paint, gold, and silver on parchment, German

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