Things I've picked up along the way...

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is the beautiful binding of a fifteenth century gospel book. I confess I’m not quite sure if the binding is original. I don’t know much about them, and the caption from the Walters Museum is a bit puzzling as it describes it as the “original treasure binding” but later states “The codex’s later history included a re-binding with silver covers from Kayseri that date to approximately 1700. This jeweled and enameled silver binding bears a composition of the Adoration of the Magi on the front and the Ascension on the back”.
Whenever it was made, I think it’s stunning.
Image source: Walters Museum MS W.540. Creative Commons licensed via Flickr.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is the beautiful binding of a fifteenth century gospel book. I confess I’m not quite sure if the binding is original. I don’t know much about them, and the caption from the Walters Museum is a bit puzzling as it describes it as the “original treasure binding” but later states “The codex’s later history included a re-binding with silver covers from Kayseri that date to approximately 1700. This jeweled and enameled silver binding bears a composition of the Adoration of the Magi on the front and the Ascension on the back”.

Whenever it was made, I think it’s stunning.

Image source: Walters Museum MS W.540. Creative Commons licensed via Flickr.

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