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ID: 700002311Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Gospel Book (illuminated manuscript; Unknown German (German Illuminator); around 1120-1140; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 83.MB.67; Ms. Ludwig II 3 )
Note: 168 folios + 4 flyleaves, 4 full-page miniatures, 4 decorated initials, 16 decorated canon table pages. The Gospels, the accounts of Jesus' life attributed to the evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, are an important part of Christian sacred writings. From as early as the 600s until about 1200, monastic and court patrons throughout Western Europe commissioned sumptuously illuminated Gospel books. This Gospel book was made at the Benedictine monastery of the Holy Savior at Helmarshausen, Germany, around 1120 to 1140. The abbey at Helmarshausen, which enjoyed the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperors, was one of the most important German centers of Romanesque illumination and goldsmith's work. The book is decorated with painted architectural settings for the canon tables and an evangelist portrait and lavishly decorated text page at the beginning of each Gospel.
Titles:
Gospel Book (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Evangeliar (C,U,English,U,U)
Ms. Ludwig II 3 (C,U,MD,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: volume
Work Types:
illuminated manuscript [300265483] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by conditions of production>, manuscripts (documents))
evangeliary [300026466]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by function>, religious texts, liturgical texts, lectionaries)
books [300028051]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)

Classifications:
manuscripts (preferred)

Creation Date: around 1120-1140

Creator Display:
Unknown German (German Illuminator) [preferred,JPGM]
unknown German (German cultural designation) [500125236]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 83.MB.67; Ms. Ludwig II 3
Other: Creation: Helmarshausen [7005296] Hessen state (state), Germany (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Tempera colors, gold, and silver on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with brown calf
tempera [300015062]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
gold (metal) [300011021]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <gold and gold alloy>)
silver (metal) [300011029]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <silver and silver alloy>)
pasteboard (paper) [300162474]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, paper (fiber product), <paper by form>)
calf (leather) [300227525]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material, leather, <leather by origin>)

Dimensions: Leaf: 22.9 x 16.5 cm (9 x 6 1/2 in.)
Cultures:
German (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Romanesque [300020768] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, Medieval styles and periods, Medieval (European))

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Bible, N.T, Gospels [1001625]
.....((Bible, New Testament, Bible, Named written and performed works, Literature and Performing Arts)) (ICON)
mass (eucharist) [300379721]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (hierarchy name), events (activities), ceremonies, religious ceremonies, eucharists) (AAT)
Latin (language) [300388693]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), language-related concepts, <languages and writing systems>, <languages and writing systems by specific type>) (AAT)

Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed first flyleaf, verso, upper left corner, in pen, "YC3" ('3' is superscript). Inscribed second flyleaf recto, upper left, in pen, collation done on the occasion of the Burlington Fine Arts Club Exhibition.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Gospel Book........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Evangeliar........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Ms. Ludwig II 3........ [VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP,JPGM]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM,VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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