Masterpieces of Book Illumination in Genuine Limited Fine Art Facsimile Editions

Coronation Gospels of the Holy Roman Empire

– Kunsthistorisches Museum, Weltliche Schatzkammer, Wien SCHK.XIII.18

Originating around 800 in the palace school of Charlemagne, the Codex Aureus, written in golden ink on purple-coloured pages, evolved to be the most important medieval book of all: as part of the imperial regalia it played a central role in every coronation of a Roman-German king.

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The Coronation Gospels

Making of the facsimile Coronation Gospels

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