Gospel Book

Object Details

Title:

Gospel Book

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Byzantine

Place:

Constantinople, Turkey (Place created)

Date:

late 13th century

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold ink, and ink on parchment bound in a modern limp vellum binding

Dimensions:

Leaf: 21 × 14.9 cm (8 1/4 × 5 7/8 in.)

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