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A silversmith skillfully made this silbereinband, or solid silver binding, in the late 17th century. The artist, possibly from Bavaria, executed the design in relief. Christ, holding a cross, is represented on the spine, with a snake and a skull at his feet, symbolizing his triumph over Satan & death. On the front of the binding is a beautiful interpretation of the Last Supper, similar to the style of Italian sculptures of the sixteenth century. 2 silver clasps are adorned with floral…

"Silbereinband" or solid silver book binding (bible cover), made in the late century If we love God's Word we will naturally want to make it visually splendid.

Cyrillic New Testament Gospels in Brass Binding

Cyrillic New Testament Gospels in Brass Binding

The Codex Millenarius Minor contains the texts of the Gospels and a list of books of the monastery from the 11th Century. The cover is from the end of the 16th Century.

The Codex Millenarius Minor The Codex Millenarius Minor is written in Carolingian minuscule. It contains the texts of the Gospels and an estimate and list of books of the monastery from the

METALWORK & ENGRAVINGS - Gilded silver and enamelled upper cover of binding with semi-precious stones, 1475, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

METALWORK & ENGRAVINGS - Gilded silver and enamelled upper cover of binding with semi-precious stones, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, MS Photo: Walters Art Gallery