Codex Wittekindeus

Ευαγγέλιο του Βίττεκιντ

Collection: Berlin State Library

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The Codex Wittekindeus is a 128-folio illuminated Gospel Book, produced in Fulda Abbey in Germany around 970–980. Alongside the Gero Codex, the Codex Wittekindeus is considered one of the two "greatest works in the initial Ottonian revival of book-illumination".The treasure binding includes four of the recycled Magdeburg Ivories, Ottonian plaques from another object that was probably destoyed in a fire.The book was long held at the church in Enger and owes its name to Widukind Duke of Saxony, who was said to have received the manuscript from Charlemagne. It was, however, not made until long after their time; its illuminations likely derived from a lost work of the Ada School of Carolingian art. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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