Gero-Codex

Gero-Codex Facsimile Edition

Monastery of Reichenau (Germany) — Arround 696

The oldest manuscript from the famous monastery of Reichenau and a UNESCO World Heritage Document today: a splendid Ottonian evangeliary in gold and silver commissioned by Archbishop Gero of Cologne

  1. Created around the year 969 in the scriptorium of the island monastery of Reichenau and thus the oldest manuscript of the famous Reichenau school of painting

  2. The magnificent manuscript was commissioned by Gero, Archbishop of Cologne, and equipped with 24 gold and silver decorated splendor pages

  3. Part of the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage today as a documentary testimony of exceptional value for human history

Gero-Codex

Hs 1948 Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany)
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Description
Gero-Codex

The Gero Codex, completed around the year 969 on the world-famous island of Reichenau, is probably the most important and also the oldest work of Reichenau illumination. This unique manuscript was commissioned by the influential Archbishop Gero of Cologne. With 24 magnificent, full-page miniatures/decorative pages and its countless artistically designed initials in gold and silver, the Gero Codex is a manuscript of outstanding artistic and historical value. It is no coincidence that the Gero Codex, due to its outstanding status, was included by UNESCO as one of the few medieval manuscripts in the select circle of UNESCO World Heritage Documents.

Codicology

Size / Format
352 pages / 29.7 x 22.1 cm
Origin
Germany
Date
Arround 696
Style
Language
Illustrations
24 full-page splendid miniatures, including the dedication of Anno to the founder Gero, whose dedication of the manuscript to the apostle Peter,
four depictions, each with an evangelist, the depiction of the Maiestas Domini (The Majesty of the Lord) and the women at the tomb of Jesus in the Easter initial M., countless finely executed initials in gold and silver.
Content
Pericopes from the Gospels of the New Testament for the readings on the Sundays and feast days of the church year
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Stift of the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré (Wedinghausen, Germany)
Grand Duke Ludwig I of Hesse-Darmstadt

Available facsimile editions:
Gero-Codex – Hs. 1948 – Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany) Facsimile Edition
Imago – Rimini, 2021
Limited Edition: 349 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Gero-Codex

Imago – Rimini, 2021
Gero-Codex – Hs. 1948 – Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany) Facsimile Edition
Gero-Codex – Hs. 1948 – Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany) Facsimile Edition Copyright Photos: Ziereis Facsimiles

Publisher: Imago – Rimini, 2021
Limited Edition: 349 copies
Binding: Handmade decorative binding with a large central ivory replica. Representation of the cross with the Lamb of God in the center, franked by the four evangelists syboles, finely chased frame decorated with 24 carat gold leaf, 4 genuine deep blue gemstones on the sides.
Commentary: 1 volume
Language: German
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