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Binding from Reichenau Gospels
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Binding from Reichenau Gospels


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Description Binding is non-original. Cream parchment over pasteboard, inscribed on spine EVANGELIAIRE Xe SIECLE; book rebound after 1913 by Gruel, as the dimensions are smaller than those in the 1908 Brooke catalog and do not match the 1913 Sotheby's catalog description as "newly bound in niger morocco, covered with rich gilt interlaced circles and dotted ornaments by K[atherine]. A[dams].; some remnants of Katherine Adams' binding remain (endbands and four cords); front cover guard and flyleaf not original but have been with the manuscript for some time as evinced by the leaf numbering and the note in a nineteenth-century German hand
Provenance Abbey of St. Peter, Reichenau (?), mid-11th century; German Library, 19th century [date and mode of acquisition unknown, no. 203]; Sir Thomas Brooke, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, after 1854 [acquired from the dealer G.I. Ellis, mode of acquisition unknown]; Ingraham Brooke, Sotheby's March 7, 1913, lot 8; Leon Gruel, after 1913 [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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Period
late 11th century (Medieval)
Medium
cream parchment covered pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.7.binding
Measurements
H: 9 7/16 x W: 6 11/16 in. (24 x 17 cm)
Geography
  • France (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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