Book of Gospels
Paper, Ink, Silver, Wood, Velvet, Ribbon and Beads
W 15.5 cm x H 20.5 cm x D 6 cm
Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 2012-09-05
Book of Gospels, printed in 1855 in Moscow by the Sinodal'naia Tipografiia. Printed in black and red. Etching of Evangelists precedes each Gospel. 459 pages (pagination in Slavonic numerals). Foliate borders around text. Page edges are gilt and gauffered. Cover is red velvet over wooden boards. On front is silver plate with engraved images of Christ and evangelists in vignettes surrounded by foliate ornament. Bookmark with four red velvet and pint ribbons with beads on ends.
Belonged to Archimandrite Flor (Van'ko). Transferred to museum after his death on 4 September 2012.