Rossano Gospels

Date: Second half of the sixth century
Medium: Parchment
Dimensions: 30.7 × 26 cm
Description: This manusript is written in Greek with gold and silver letters on purple-dyed parchment. It is the oldest surviving illustrated Greek Gospel book. Its illustrations include images of prophets and other Old Testament figures holding scrolls with prophecies relating to Christ, an early evangelist portrait (Mark), and scenes from the life of Christ (e.g., miracle scenes and the Last Supper).
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 3, Introduction
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

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