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Binding from Freising Gospels


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Description Binding is non-original. German or French nineteenth-century purple velvet over coarsely woven blue canvas over beech boards, with vestiges of old manuscript pastedowns (boards probably sixteenth-century)
Provenance Freising, Germany, ca. 865-875; Germany, 19th century; Leon Gruel and Robert Engelmann, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century [mode of acquisition unknown, no.78]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, February 19, 1917 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917

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Period
19th century
Medium
German or French nineteenth-century purple velvet over coarsely woven blue canvas over beech boards, with vestiges of old manuscript pastedowns (boards probably sixteenth-century)
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Accession Number
W.4.binding
Measurements
H: 6 7/8 x W: 4 13/16 in. (17.5 x 12.2 cm)
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