Moroccan goatskin-bound book, Maximum in Minimo (a book on shorthand), by Samuel Botley, London 1793.

Moroccan goatskin-bound book, Maximum in Minimo (a book on shorthand), by Samuel Botley, London 1793.

Book Cover - 19th or early 20th century (in 13th century style) Gift of J. P. Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Book Cover - 19th or early 20th century (in 13th century style) Gift of J. P. Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known as the “Five-Part Diptych” because each panel is divided into five plates, this beautifully carved Gospel book cover dates from the late 5th or early 6th century and was probably made in Ravenna. There are notable similarities in the iconography with 5th-century sarcophagi and early 6th-century mosaics of Christ in Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. It may have been a gift from the Byzantine emperor. By the 12th century it was no longer used as a book cover, but in the Vespers liturg

Known as the “Five-Part Diptych” because each panel is divided into five plates, this beautifully carved Gospel book cover dates from the late 5th or early 6th century and was probably made in Ravenna. There are notable similarities in the iconography with 5th-century sarcophagi and early 6th-century mosaics of Christ in Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. It may have been a gift from the Byzantine emperor. By the 12th century it was no longer used as a book cover, but in the Vespers liturg

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