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  • Title: Dedicatory Image of the Lippoldsberger Gospels
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  • Description: This is a modern copy of the dedication page. The original manuscript was lost during World War II. The page presents an enthroned St. George holding a banderole while below a monk-scribe hands a book--likely the Lippoldsberger Gospels--to Margareta, the prioress of the convent of St. George at Lippoldsberg. The scribe is dressed in the clothing of an Augustinian. In the four corners of the image border are roundels. Three contain nuns of the monastery while the upper left contains an image of Gunther, Provost of the convent of St. George. All four figures raise their hands in supplication to the central image.
  • Source: GenWiki Commons
  • Rights: Public domain
  • Subject (See Also): Dedicatees and Dedications George, Martyr and Saint Monasticism Nuns Patronage Prioresses Scribes and Scriptoria Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12, 20
  • Date: 1150 - 1170
  • Related Work: Black and white copies of other illustrated pages from the Lippoldsberger Gospels can be seen at: http://www.klosterkirche.de/kirche/evangeliar/bilder/.
  • Current Location: Kassel, Landesbibliothek 2° MS theol. 59, 73r (MS now unable to be located)
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  • Artistic Type (Category): Digital images; Manuscript illuminations
  • Artistic Type (Material/Technique): Vellum (parchment); Paint; Gold leaf
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