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Description This Lectionary was created ca. 1000 in Trier. Written in a clear Caroline minuscule, it contains decorated initials at the openings of important readings. A set of illuminated letters marks the beginning of the Epistle and Gospel lessons for Easter; they display the hierarchy of scripts with capital letters decorated with gold leaf or drawn in red ink, followed by uncial and Caroline minuscule. Initials in orange, sometimes filled with gold, mark the divisions of the text. The book has been stylistically compared with Ottonian manuscripts, especially with a Psalter preserved in Trier (Stadtbibliothek, Ms. 7) illuminated by the so-called Master of the Registrum Gregorii.
  • Medieval Writing and Calligraphy. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1993-1994.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris, early twentieth century, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1000 with later additions (Medieval)
ink and pigments on thin to medium-weight parchment bound between dark blue morocco covered in gold and pigments
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 5 7/16 × W: 4 5/16 in. (13.8 × 10.9 cm)
  • Trier (Place of Origin)
  • Germany (Place of Origin)
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