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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Gospel book fragment
Possibly France or Germany, enamel dating from the 12th or 13th century; pastiche dating from the 19th century
MS M.564. Cover front

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Center panel:
In mandorla shaped enamel, Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding book with left hand, is seated on pillow on arc, feet resting on cloud. His head is flanked by hanging Alpha and Omega.All on punched background decorated with quatrefoils.

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