The Codex Aureus of St. Emmeram

  • Medieval Era
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The Codex named for The Bishop (and Martyr) St. Emmeram of Regensburg, Germany – is a 9th Century AD illuminated Gospel. It is embellished with many precious stones and overlain with Gold leaf. Classed as ''Treasure Binding'' (written works bound in a similar manner), it is one of the sole surviving Carolingian Art forms of it's kind. Speculated to have been constructed in the Workshops of Holy Roman Emperor Charles II, The Codex features rich illuminations of various Biblical figures and scenery. The Codex is currently in possession of The Louvre Museum in France.