- Walters Ms. W.529, Gospel Book
- Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
- Greek, Ancient (t0 1453)
- Even though this volume contains the continuous text of the four Gospels, it is written in two columns, like a Gospel lectionary (e.g., W.520 and W.535). The leaves with Evangelist portraits are dyed red, in imitation of the very expensive purple-dyed parchment occasionally used in the fifth through ninth centuries. The style of the script, ornament, and images is a bit unusual, which makes it unclear whether the book was produced in the capital, Constantinople, or in some other part of the Byzantine Empire. A somewhat similar manuscript (Bucharest, Library of the Romanian Academy, Greek 1175) is now available in digitized form at www.e-corpus.org/fre/notices/141347-Tetraevangile.html. Unfortunately W.529 is too fragile to be fully digitized at this time, therefore only the binding has been imaged.
For full description, see http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W529/description.html
- 1040 to 1060
- Walters Art Museum