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W.532, Gospel Book


This eleventh-century Gospel Book is of great importance for art historians due to the style of its miniatures, which suggest that it may have been produced in Antioch on the Orontes. The city was a major Byzantine center before its fall to the Seljuks in 1084, but very little of its artistic production survives. Unfortunately, the fragile condition of the manuscript and its binding makes full imaging impossible at this time, so only the exterior could be digitized. Although the volume contains the continuous text of the Gospels, its size is quite large, and it may have been used for public liturgical readings in church, much like a Gospel lectionary.

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    1. Upper board outside

      W.532, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

      W.532, Upper board inside
    3. Lower board inside

      W.532, Lower board inside
    4. Lower board outside

      W.532, Lower board outside
    5. Spine

      W.532, Spine
    6. Fore-edge

      W.532, Fore-edge
    7. Head

      W.532, Head
    8. Tail

      W.532, Tail

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