Incipit to St John's Gospel

Incipit to St John's Gospel

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Caption: Incipit to St John's Gospel, Whole opening St John holding a pen, with a scroll across his knees turns towards an eagle with a scroll in its beak. Right; the gospel, beginning with initial 'I', of acanthus and interlace decoration. Borders with roundels and panels, illustrating subjects of the Last Judgement and Incarnation, including the three figures of the Trinity in Majesty, the Virgin and Child, apostles, choirs of adoring saints and virgins, and at the foot, angels holding the souls of the departed in a cloth Image taken from Grimbald Gospels. Originally published in Canterbury Christ Church; between 1010 and 1020.

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