Book of Gospels

Book

Date:

1822

Materials:

Laid paper, Velvet, Brass and Enamel

Dimensions:

D 2.5 in x H 8.5 in x W 5.5 in

Accession Number:

180.81

Credit Line:

FRH Museum Collection

Description

Printed in Church Slavonic in Moscow, December 1822. On laid paper in black and red ink. Covered in tan velvet. On front cover is a repousse/chased brass(?) oklad with five icons: the four Evangelists (corners) and of the Resurrection of Christ (center), painted on enamel insets. The paper edges are gilt with gauffering. Printed etchings of each Evangelist before each Gospel.

History Note

Provenance - Rear Admiral Ivan Anatolevich Kononow (1885-1959)