The Ebbo Gospel

  • Medieval Era
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Named for The Archbishop of Rheims, Ebbo in The 9th Century AD, The ''Ebbo Gospel'' is an unusual illuminated manuscript. It is noted for it's rich, Carolingian Art. The Gospel is though by many Historians to have had an influence on the beginnings of Medieval Art (in this form).


Possibly created by Greek Monks (who were hampered artistically by The Byzantine Empire of the 8th Century AD), their forced style of iconography was influenced in The Ebbo Gospel.


Often stated by Art Historians as portraying subjects who appear ''nervous and agitated'', another common identifier of this Period of painting style was their use of quick and swift strokes of the brush. The style would be emulated by some 18th and 19th Century AD European Artists.


Each folio is 10 inches by 8 inches and mostly complete. It is in the custody of Aachen Cathedral, in Germany.