Harley Golden Gospels

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Harley Golden Gospels, Incipit to Luke, 800-825

The Harley Golden Gospels, British Library, Harley 2788, is a Carolingian illuminated manuscript Gospel book produced in about 800-825, probably in Aachen, Germany.[1] It is one of the manuscripts attributed to the "Ada School", which is named after the Ada Gospels. It has four pairs of full-page Evangelist portraits and illuminated "Incipit" pages, canon tables, and other illuminations. As with other examples of the Codex Aureus (i.e. golden books), the text is written in gold ink.[2]

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  1. ^ Understanding illuminated manuscripts by Michelle P. Brown 1994 ISBN 0-89236-217-0 page 33
  2. ^ British Library catalogue entry