Reichenau Gospels.

Title:
Reichenau Gospels.
Library:
Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen (zu Berlin; Preussischer Kulturbesitz)
Language:
Latin
City:
BERLIN, Germany.
Shelf Mark:
Codex 78 A 2
Alternate Names:
Reichenauer Evangelistar -- Reichenau Evangeliary -- Evangeliarum --
Origin:
Reichenau (?) (Southern Germany).
Dimensions:
91 folios -- ca. 280 x 210 mm.
Date Description:
Late 11th century.
Content:
Dedication image (f. 1v) -- Prologues to the Gospels (ff. 2r- 6v) -- Lamb of God and Evangelists (f. 7v) -- Gospel readings for the liturgical year (f. 8-91v). space is left for illuminations on fols. 72v and 73r -- Ornate (or even large) initials and rubrics in rustic capitals are missing toward the end of the manuscript --
Hand:
Caroline Minuscule [Carolingian Minuscule] -- Rustic Capital (Capitalis rustica) -- Square Capital (Capitalis quadrata) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Several full-page framed images: dedication, 4 evangelists and Lamb of God in the same frame, scenes from the life of Christ, incipit of important text -- numerous framed scenes from the life of Christ (at least one, on fol. 67v, is unfinished) -- Pretty ottonian style initials, expecially at the beginning -- gold is used --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Large BX 2005 .A5 G3 1972 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color reproduction of the entire manuscript.
Series:
Codices selecti, 31.
Publication Date:
1972
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria.
Publisher:
Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt.
Printer:
Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz, Austria.
Notes:
Commentary by Peter Bloch -- For the sequence of the Gospel readings and illuminations, see the commentary volume, pp. 10-15.
Type of Text:
Evangeliary, Lectionary, liturgical, religious