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Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 22v

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 22v

Evangelist miniature of Luke; part of a programme of modernisation of an eighth-century Irish pocket Gospelbook, possibly carried out at Winchester or Canterbury, added to the volume in the tenth century. Image... More

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 22v

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 22v

Evangelist miniature of Luke; part of a programme of modernisation of an eighth-century Irish pocket Gospelbook, possibly carried out at Winchester or Canterbury, added to the volume in the tenth century. Image... More

Interlace initial from BL Add 40618, f. 50

Interlace initial from BL Add 40618, f. 50

Interlace initial facing the Evangelist miniature of John. Image taken from f. 50 of Gospel Book, imperfect (Vulgate version, Irish textual family) (index New Testament, Bible). Written in Latin.

John from BL Add 40618, f. 49v

John from BL Add 40618, f. 49v

Evangelist miniature of John; part of a programme of modernisation of an eighth-century Irish pocket Gospelbook, possibly carried out at Winchester or Canterbury, added to the volume in the tenth century. Image... More

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 21v

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 21v

Evangelist miniature of Luke, depicted as an author, standing and holding his Gospelbook. This is the only extant original Evangelist miniature in this Irish pocket Gospelbook. Image taken from f. 21v of Gospel... More

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

The script is an eighth-century Irish minuscule. The original decorated initial has been erased (traces of its interlace can still be seen) and a 'modern' initial Q painted over it as part of a programme of mod... More

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 21v

Luke from BL Add 40618, f. 21v

Evangelist miniature of Luke, depicted as an author, standing and holding his Gospelbook. This is the only extant original Evangelist miniature in this Irish pocket Gospelbook. Image taken from f. 21v of Gospel... More

Detail from BL Burn 21, f. 9

Detail from BL Burn 21, f. 9

Image taken from f. 9 of The four Gospels, adapted for liturgical use (index New Testament, Bible). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 23, f. 22

Detail from BL Burn 23, f. 22

Image taken from f. 22 of Four Gospels, adapted for liturgical use, imperfect (index New Testament, Bible). Written in Greek.

Decorated tailpiece from BL Harley 5777, f. 166

Decorated tailpiece from BL Harley 5777, f. 166

Tailpiece with geometric decoration and title in display capitals. Image taken from f. 166 of Four Gospels, imperfect, followed by tables of lessons for the ecclesiastical year, imperfect at the end (ff. 214-22... More

Presentation from BL Harley 1810, f. 146v

Presentation from BL Harley 1810, f. 146v

Miniature of the Presentation. Image taken from f. 146v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Dog and hare from BL Harley 1810, f. 229v

Dog and hare from BL Harley 1810, f. 229v

Marginal added drawing of a dog chasing a hare. Image taken from f. 229v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Evangelist portrait from BL Harley 5731, f. 1v

Evangelist portrait from BL Harley 5731, f. 1v

Portrait of St Matthew. Image taken from f. 1v of Four Gospels (index New Testament, Bible) and Apostolos, including Eusebius's 'Letter to Carpianus' with canon tables (ff. 2-6v, imperfect), and extracts from A... More

Matthew from BL Eg 2783, f. 13

Matthew from BL Eg 2783, f. 13

Miniature of Matthew's symbol of a winged man holding a book. Image taken from f. 13 of Four Gospels, with liturgical directions, tables, apparatus, lections, and, at the end, Synaxarion and Menologion, imperfe... More

Christ in Majesty from BL Harley 1810, f. 135v

Christ in Majesty from BL Harley 1810, f. 135v

Miniature of Christ in Majesty. Image taken from f. 135v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Headband from BL Eg 2610, top headband

Headband from BL Eg 2610, top headband

Detail of patterns painted on the edges. Image taken from top headband of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Written in Greek.

Cover from BL Eg 2610, upper cover

Cover from BL Eg 2610, upper cover

Brown sheepskin over wooden boards, with blind-stamping of fleur-de-lys and rosettes, probably Cretan. Image taken from upper cover of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Wri... More

Dormition of the Virgin from BL Harley 1810, f. 174v

Dormition of the Virgin from BL Harley 1810, f. 174v

Miniature of the Dormition of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 174v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Crucifixion from BL Harley 1810, f. 204

Crucifixion from BL Harley 1810, f. 204

Miniature of the Crucifixion. Image taken from f. 204 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 22

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 22

Canon table with birds. Image taken from f. 22 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Quatrefoil with introductory text from BL Harley 5540, f. 2

Quatrefoil with introductory text from BL Harley 5540, f. 2

Quatrefoil with introductory text cut from another manuscript and pasted into this one. Image taken from f. 2 of Evangeliary of the four Gospels with sections (but not canon tables) and Sermo catecheticus in Pa... More

Washing of the Feet from BL Harley 1810, f. 246

Washing of the Feet from BL Harley 1810, f. 246

Miniature of Christ washing the feet of the Apostles. Image taken from f. 246 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Baptism of Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 95

Baptism of Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 95

Miniature of the Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist. Image taken from f. 95 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Transfiguration from BL Harley 1810, f. 61

Transfiguration from BL Harley 1810, f. 61

Miniature of the Transfiguration. Image taken from f. 61 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Headpiece from BL Harley 1810, f. 212

Headpiece from BL Harley 1810, f. 212

Headpiece at the beginning of John. Image taken from f. 212 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Nativity from BL Harley 1810, f. 26

Nativity from BL Harley 1810, f. 26

Miniature of the Nativity. Image taken from f. 26 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Image from BL Harley 1810, f. 94

Image from BL Harley 1810, f. 94

Image taken from f. 94 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Matthew from BL Harley 5647, f. 3v

Matthew from BL Harley 5647, f. 3v

Portrait of the Evangelist Matthew writing his Gospel, with his name inscribed in Greek on the miniature and in Arabic in the margin. Image taken from f. 3v of The Four Gospels with a marginal commentary on Mat... More

Canon tables from BL Eg 2610, f. 7v

Canon tables from BL Eg 2610, f. 7v

Illuminated canon tables. Image taken from f. 7v of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Written in Greek.

Headband from BL Eg 2610, binding

Headband from BL Eg 2610, binding

Detail of patterns painted on the edges. Image taken from binding of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Written in Greek.

Deposition of Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 205v

Deposition of Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 205v

Miniature of the Deposition of Christ. Image taken from f. 205v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Headband from BL Eg 2610, top headband

Headband from BL Eg 2610, top headband

Detail of patterns painted on the edges. Image taken from top headband of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Written in Greek.

Dormition from BL Harley 1810, ff. 173v-174

Dormition from BL Harley 1810, ff. 173v-174

Miniature of the Dormition of the Virgin. Image taken from ff. 173v-174 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Text page from BL Harley 1810, f. 173v

Text page from BL Harley 1810, f. 173v

Text page. Image taken from f. 173v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

blank page from BL Eg 2610, f. 91

blank page from BL Eg 2610, f. 91

Blank page. Image taken from f. 91 of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 21

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 21

Canon table with birds. Image taken from f. 21 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 20v

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 20v

Canon table with birds. Image taken from f. 20v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 19

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 19

Canon table with birds. Image taken from f. 19 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 19v

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 19v

Canon table with roosters. Image taken from f. 19v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 18v

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 18v

Canon table with birds. Image taken from f. 18v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Thomas and Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 261v

Thomas and Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 261v

Miniature of the Incredulity of Thomas. Image taken from f. 261v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Evangelist Matthew from BL Harley 1810, f. 25v

Evangelist Matthew from BL Harley 1810, f. 25v

Miniature of the Evangelist Matthew, with added marginal scenes of ducks, and a cupid shooting a bow at a deer. Image taken from f. 25v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 21v

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 21v

Canon table with foxes and a bird. Image taken from f. 21v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Decorated headpiece from BL Harley 5784, f. 9

Decorated headpiece from BL Harley 5784, f. 9

Decorated headpiece at the beginning of Matthew's Gospel. Image taken from f. 9 of Four Gospels, with Synaxarion and Menologion (ff. 294-329). Written in Greek.

Annunciation from BL Harley 1810, f. 142

Annunciation from BL Harley 1810, f. 142

Miniature of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 142 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Mark from BL Harley 1810, f. 93v

Mark from BL Harley 1810, f. 93v

Miniature of the Evangelist Mark, with animals in the margin. Image taken from f. 93v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Dormition of Mary from BL Harley 1810, f. 174

Dormition of Mary from BL Harley 1810, f. 174

Miniature of the Dormition of Mary. Image taken from f. 174 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Decorated canon table from BL Harley 5567, f. 10

Decorated canon table from BL Harley 5567, f. 10

Decorated canon table. Image taken from f. 10 of Four Gospels, with Menologion (ff. 291-296v) and Canon Tables (ff. 9-13). Written in Greek.

Last Supper from BL Harley 1810, f. 83

Last Supper from BL Harley 1810, f. 83

Miniature of the Last Supper. Image taken from f. 83 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Pentecost from BL Harley 1810, f. 230

Pentecost from BL Harley 1810, f. 230

Miniature of the Pentecost. Image taken from f. 230 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Evangelist Luke from BL Harley 1810, f. 139v

Evangelist Luke from BL Harley 1810, f. 139v

Miniature of the Evangelist Luke. Image taken from f. 139v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Text page from BL Harley 1810, f. 207v

Text page from BL Harley 1810, f. 207v

Text page. Image taken from f. 207v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Resurrected Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 206v

Resurrected Christ from BL Harley 1810, f. 206v

Miniature of the Resurrection of Christ. Image taken from f. 206v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 20

Canon table from BL Harley 1810, f. 20

Canon table with birds. Image taken from f. 20 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Harley 1810, f. 243

Entry into Jerusalem from BL Harley 1810, f. 243

Miniature of Christ's entry into Jerusalem. Image taken from f. 243 of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Martyrdom from BL Harley 1810, f. 107v

Martyrdom from BL Harley 1810, f. 107v

Miniature of a martyrdom. Image taken from f. 107v of Four Gospels. Written in Greek.

Evangelist John from BL Harley 1810, f. 211v

Evangelist John from BL Harley 1810, f. 211v

Miniature of the Evangelist John, perhaps with Prochoros, and in the upper margin, and added cock and a donkey, with the inscription "The Holy J(oh)n the Theologian". Image taken from f. 211v of Four Gospels. W... More

Canon tables from BL Eg 2610, f. 8

Canon tables from BL Eg 2610, f. 8

Canon tables with decorated headpiece. Image taken from f. 8 of Four Gospels, with the Canons of Eusebius and the epistle to Carpianus. Written in Greek.

John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

Illuminated miniature of a bearded John seated before a lectern; his name inscribed above him. Image taken from f. 226v of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-288v), adapted for liturgical use, each preceded by a table of cap... More

Headpiece from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Headpiece from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Illuminated headpiece decorated with flowers in a vine scroll, with an illuminated title and illuminated intial 'A'(rche) at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Image taken from f. 91 of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-2... More

Evangelist portrait of John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

Evangelist portrait of John from BL Burn 20, f. 226v

Illuminated miniature of a bearded John seated before a lectern; his name inscribed above him. Image taken from f. 226v of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-288v), adapted for liturgical use, each preceded by a table of cap... More

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Illuminated headpiece and initial from BL Burn 20, f. 91

Illuminated headpiece decorated with flowers in a vine scroll, with an illuminated title and illuminated intial 'A'(rche) at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Image taken from f. 91 of Four Gospels (ff. 6v-2... More

Incipit page from BL Harley 2788, f. 14

Incipit page from BL Harley 2788, f. 14

Illuminated incipit page for Matthew; 'Liber generationem'. Image taken from f. 14 of Four Gospels (the 'Golden Gospels', 'Harley Golden Gospels'; 'Codex Aureus'), with canon tables (ff. 6v-12), and capitulary ... More

Illuminated initials from BL Eg 608, f. 61

Illuminated initials from BL Eg 608, f. 61

Illuminated initials 'IN(icium)' at the beginning of Mark, in a decorated frame. Image taken from f. 61 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 608, f. 3

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 608, f. 3

Illuminated initial 'B'(eato) with foliate decoration at the beginning of Jerome's prologue. Image taken from f. 3 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Christ in Majesty from BL Eg 608, f. 1v

Christ in Majesty from BL Eg 608, f. 1v

Miniature of Christ in Majesty in a mandorla, with the symbols of the Evangelists holding books in the corners. Image taken from f. 1v of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Text page from BL Harley 2788, f. 3

Text page from BL Harley 2788, f. 3

Text page with opening to Eusebius's Canons. Image taken from f. 3 of Four Gospels (the 'Golden Gospels', 'Harley Golden Gospels'; 'Codex Aureus'), with canon tables (ff. 6v-12), and capitulary (ff. 199-208v). ... More

Headpiece and decorated initial from BL Harley 5776, f. 152

Headpiece and decorated initial from BL Harley 5776, f. 152

Headpiece and decorated initial 'C' at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 152 of Four Gospels with canon tables and Eusebius of Caesarea's letter to Carpianus, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Chapters from BL Eg 608, f. 14v

Chapters from BL Eg 608, f. 14v

Table of the chapters of John. Image taken from f. 14v of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Illuminated initials from BL Eg 608, f. 177

Illuminated initials from BL Eg 608, f. 177

Detail of the final page of lections, with small illuminated initials. Image taken from f. 177 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Canon table from BL Harley 2788, f. 7

Canon table from BL Harley 2788, f. 7

Canon table with decorated columnettes and symbols of the Evangelists. Image taken from f. 7 of Four Gospels (the 'Golden Gospels', 'Harley Golden Gospels'; 'Codex Aureus'), with canon tables (ff. 6v-12), and c... More

Canon table from BL Harley 2788, f. 9v

Canon table from BL Harley 2788, f. 9v

Canon table with decorated columnettes. Image taken from f. 9v of Four Gospels (the 'Golden Gospels', 'Harley Golden Gospels'; 'Codex Aureus'), with canon tables (ff. 6v-12), and capitulary (ff. 199-208v). Writ... More

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 608, f. 3

Illuminated initial from BL Eg 608, f. 3

Illuminated initial 'B'(eato) with foliate decoration at the beginning of Jerome's prologue. Image taken from f. 3 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Text from BL Stowe 3, f. 143

Text from BL Stowe 3, f. 143

Detail of text page. Image taken from f. 143 of The Four Gospels, preceded by a prologue and Jerome's letter, with table of chapters and argumenta; a lectionary (ff. 216-224). Written in Latin.

Illuminated letters from BL Eg 608, f. 88v

Illuminated letters from BL Eg 608, f. 88v

Illuminated letters in a decorated frame at the beginning of Luke. Image taken from f. 88v of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

The Annunciation from BL Eg 608, f. 20

The Annunciation from BL Eg 608, f. 20

Miniature of the Annunciation, before Matthew. Image taken from f. 20 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Matthew from BL Eg 608, f. 19v

Matthew from BL Eg 608, f. 19v

Miniature of Matthew writing, with his symbol above. Image taken from f. 19v of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Purple page from BL Eg 608, f. 87

Purple page from BL Eg 608, f. 87

Purple page before the Evangelist portrait of Luke. Image taken from f. 87 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

The Nativity from BL Eg 608, f. 60

The Nativity from BL Eg 608, f. 60

Miniature of the Nativity, before Mark. Image taken from f. 60 of Four Gospels, with list of lections (ff. 168v-177). Written in Latin.

Luke from BL Harley 2788, f. 109

Luke from BL Harley 2788, f. 109

Detail of an historiated initial at the incipit to Luke, 'Quoniam Quidem,' depicting an angel appearing to Zachary. Image taken from f. 109 of Four Gospels (the 'Golden Gospels', 'Harley Golden Gospels'; 'Codex... More

Incipit pages from BL Harley 2788, ff. 108v-109

Incipit pages from BL Harley 2788, ff. 108v-109

Miniature of Evangelist portrait of Luke; incipit page of Luke, 'Quoniam Quidam.' Image taken from ff. 108v-109 of Four Gospels (the 'Golden Gospels', 'Harley Golden Gospels'; 'Codex Aureus'), with canon tables... More