Gospels of Luke and John


This manuscript containing the gospels of Luke and John originally formed a whole with another gospel book fragment now preserved in Weimar. The Weimar manuscript contains prologues, canon tables, the gospels of Matthew and Mark, and, at the end, the argumentum (introduction) and breviarium (summary) to Luke. Each gospel begins with a portrait of the evangelist and a full-page initial. The manuscript, of high quality, is clearly the work of an important scriptorium influenced by that at Saint Gallen; it may have been written at Mainz.

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Lukas- und Johannesevangelium

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Physical Description

93 leaves : parchment, illuminations ; 35 x 26 centimeters


  • BSB shelfmark: Clm 11019
  • This description of the work was written by Karl-Georg Pfändtner and Elisabeth Wunderle of the Bavarian State Library.

Last updated: October 17, 2017